Museum of the Weird
Museum featuring an array of curios & oddities, from Bigfoot to shrunken heads, plus a gift shop.
Quirky museum of the odd & paranormal Museum featuring an array of curios & oddities, from Bigfoot to shrunken heads, plus a gift shop.
"Keep Austin Weird" is frequent saying in South Texas - and here is a museum dedicated to all things weird. A little cheesy, but sometimes that is a good thing.
Lives up to it's name, it's a pretty weird "museum" (curated collection of weird objects). Also, Johnny Depp lived here at one point.
Point of Interest
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