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The Weird

The Weird

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Built in back in 1886, the iconic Driskill Hotel is located on East 6th Street. Stop by for a drink at the bar, but don't be surprised if you come across any ghosts -- it's haunted!

The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture located on South Lamar is another place to check out full of rare finds. This is a museum dedicated to Austin popular culture and keeping the weird dream alive.

Planet K South - Austin

Slackerville is a collective of local artists on South First Street touting a metal motorcycle cop in the front and a party in the back. A "anti-strip mall" layout makes it the perfect place to check out the art of Austin.

Slackerville - CultureMap Austin

One of our favorite artists in town is Magda Sayeg of Knitta Please. She's a yarn-bomber who has made her way around Austin and the world doing amazing things with yarn needles. Keep an eye out for her projects around town.

Magda Sayeg - Knitta, Please
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    EmpowerLounge For Women Entrepreneurs

    We love her work!

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    Yvonne Tnt

    Yarn-bomber. Love that title !

There are many dive bars in Austin, but LaLa's stands out as a charming spot where every day is Christmas. Located up north, they have cheap beer, great tunes and a clientele to hang out with all night celebrating Christmas.

Photos for Lala's | Yelp

The movie Dazed and Confused spread the word - party at the moon tower. These started as a utility back in the 19th century and today they are an official Texas landmark and can be found near Zilker Park.

Moonlight tower

Every Sunday night, everyone gathers at Ginny's Longhorn Saloon for Chicken Shit Bingo. It is exactly how it sounds and you do not want to miss it.

Music under the flag... | Yelp
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    EmpowerLounge For Women Entrepreneurs

    Def an only in Texas kind of thing! I didn't win but sure did have fun!

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    Gwynne Ash

    And it starts at 4pm. If you arrive in at "night," you'll miss it and the free chili dogs!

Austin has its very own "clothing optional" park. Hippie Hollow is situated on a rocky shoreline of Lake Travis and is the most unique place in Austin to enjoy swimming and sunbathing.

People love Putt Putt - it's a fact. People also love Peter Pan, giant fake T-Rex's and BYOB Golf. So make some time for Peter Pan Mini Golf.

Back at SXSW 2009, Shepard Fairey came and created an installation outside Home Slice Pizza. Street art at its finest, with great pizza in proximity.

Parked at G'Raj Mahal Indian Restaurant is a multi-person bone dragon bike. It's for all those times you need to ride that kind of bike. You know!

G'Raj Mahal Cafe

Artist and musician Daniel Johnston painted this legendary mural on the main drag on campus. You've seen it on Kurt Cobain's shirt, now go see it person.

We have a statue dedicated to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Right at Auditorium Shores, this great photo-op also has a perfect view of the city skyline as well as walking trails and an off-leash dog park.

You have to see it to believe the Cathedral of Junk. It started as a small art project in a man's backyard and is now a giant structure of old skis, bike wheels, CDs and more.

The Congress Bridge is home to millions of Mexican Free-Tail bats who swarm out from underneath at dusk. Get the best view of the bats by renting a kayak and viewing from underneath.

Treaty Oak is the most famous tree in the city. Legend has it, Stephen F. Austin signed a treaty with the Native Americans under its branches. For the history buff or tree hugger in all of us.

This museum is actually at the back of Lucky Lizard Curios and Gifts on East 6th. Tour the back and see shrunken heads, mummies and other oddities.

Photos for Museum of the Weird | Yelp

You've been warned: Girls on wheels don't mess around. The Roller Derby Girls have two events in March at the Palmer Event Center where you can watch things get rowdy.

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    Karen Ehlers

    Good to know!

Located on UT campus,Toy Joy is the place to go for weird memorabilia. Their selection of odd gifts spans from the floor to the ceiling - literally.

Toy Joy | Yelp
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    Michelle Martin

    Not to nit-pick, but - 1. This location was not on UT campus, but close enough to be easily accessible from campus. 2. They moved downtown, to 403 @ 2nd ST

From VHS to BluRay, I Luv Video is a movie lover's dream come true. The store is overflowing with memorabilia and they even have free beer on Tuesdays.