Created by: @wanderingaustin
This city is weird, y’all. . . And that’s why we love it! We’ve compiled this list to highlight Austin’s wonky side. From a costume shop to a vampire parlour, you will not be bored on this adventure!
The Cathedral of Junk may take the cake when it comes to keeping Austin weird. This backyard on an otherwise suburban street is filled with imagination. From car bumpers to beer signs, this is an accumulation of 30 years of “junk.”
An appointment is required and can be scheduled at (512) 299-7413.
Entrance Fee: $5
This sculpture is funky! Sitting right off South Congress, you might have driven right past it without even noticing it… we sure did! Dedicated to honoring South Austin’s culture, this piece is definitely keeping Austin weird.
Located right by Allen Boots, Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds shows a different side to Austin. An ATX staple since 1984, this retail shop is filled with costumes, wigs, vintage clothing, glitz and gaud! Take a walk on the wild side in this eclectic store.
A world of wonder in Downtown ATX! Featuring a collection of oddities, Museum of the Weird is one of the last true dime museums in America. Relive the days of P.T. Barnum, roadside attractions, old fashioned entertainment! Shrunken Heads, Mermaids, Movie Props and more. Entrance Fee: $12; $8 for Children 8 and Under
Voodoo is both iconic and weird, and we're lucky to have one of the only Voodoo shops in the country. We're talking next level raised yeast doughnuts, cake doughnuts, vegan doughnuts... Grab a Voodoo Doll or opt for an even more adventurous snack 😉 Voodoo is cash only, but there are ATMs available!
Truly one of the most unique installation in Austin, Patrick Doughtery’s Hippie Ki Yay at Pease Park will make you feel like you’re in a different world! The Stickwork from the internationally acclaimed environmentalist artist consists of whirling architectural sculptures from locally-harvest saplings. It is a sight to see!
The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum offers a little piece of tranquility from the buzz of Austin. Home to the largest collection of Charles Umlauf’s work, this is a wonderful pit stop from children and adults alike.
Entrance Fee: $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, $1 for Students, Free for Children Under 12
Delicious toppings with a Mexican twist on top of a crispy cheese quesadilla, Quezzas is keeping Austin weird in the best way. This food truck is located at Barton Springs Saloon and is a wonderful (and very conveniently) located pit stop on the way to Zilker. Single Course: Adults: $7, Kids 6+: $7, Kids Under 6: $5 Both Courses: Adults: $11, Kids 6+: $11, Kids Under 6: $9
SouthPop is one of those places that you just need to see for yourself. The artwork outside the building is a landmark in its own right. What’s inside is just a bonus! SouthPop has been on the forefront of keeping Austin weird since 2005. On a mission to preserve the legacy of Austin’s counterculture and art, SouthPop showcases vintage posts, music memorabilia, and a whole lot more.
We’ve never experienced anything like this before. The Glass Coffin is a Vampire themed antique and oddities shop right on South First. Vintage items, dark home decor, and everything for your spellcrafting needs. A must-see if you’re feeling brave!
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