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  • Museum of the Weird

    Museum of the Weird

    Austin, Texas

    Monsters, UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot -- this small-but-enthusiastic museum in a gift shop covers it all. Don't miss the frozen missing link, and the sideshow theater performance.

  • 33-Foot-Tall Humanoid

    33-Foot-Tall Humanoid

    Austin, Texas

    "Looking Up" was sculpted by Tom Friedman to appear as if made out of thousands of mashed-up aluminum roasting pans.

  • Light Bulb Idea Man

    Light Bulb Idea Man

    Austin, Texas

    A light bulbs-only specialty store is topped by a smartly dressed man with a classic "IDEA" light bulb over his head. Surely they light him at night!

  • Korean War Foxhole

    Korean War Foxhole

    San Antonio, Texas

    "Night Watch" is a Korean War Memorial depicting soldiers hunkered down in a rock cairn, with choppy concrete to look like snow, visible only from chest up.

  • Giant Armadillo

    Giant Armadillo

    Schertz, Texas

    Bargain-hunters, not armadillo hunters, are welcomed by a giant 'dillo at Bussey's Flea Market.

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  • National Museum of Funeral History

    National Museum of Funeral History

    Houston, Texas

    Caskets, hearses, and other funeral industry regalia, including JFK's original Eternal Flame and a waxy Pope and Lincoln lying in coffins.

  • Giant Bo Pilgrim Head

    Giant Bo Pilgrim Head

    Pittsburg, Texas

    Mesmerizing immense bust pays tribute to a devout Texas chicken baron Bo Pilgrim, who employed this town with his poultry business.

  • Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

    Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

    San Antonio, Texas

    Well into his 90s, retired plumber-turned-artist continues to fill his garage museum.

  • Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac Ranch

    Amarillo, Texas

    Is it just a line of ten junker Cadillacs buried nose-down in a dusty farm field -- or is it art?

  • Big Texan Steak Ranch

    Big Texan Steak Ranch

    Amarillo, Texas

    Competitive Eating Heritage Trail: swallow a 72-oz. steak in an hour and it's free!

  • Cathedral of Junk

    Cathedral of Junk

    Austin, Texas

    Vince Hannemann's backyard folk art environment was built out of cast-offs because he thought it was fun.

  • Tex Randall, Big Texan

    Tex Randall, Big Texan

    Canyon, Texas

    Lanky, slouching cowboy giant, standing since 1959.

  • Two Heads of Black Diamond the Elephant

    Two Heads of Black Diamond the Elephant

    Corsicana, Texas

    The skull and hide of an elephant that went berserk in 1929, preserved in Carmack Watkins' personal museum.

  • Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum

    Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum

    Crosbyton, Texas

    Largest Creation Fossil Museum in the world. Run by Joe Taylor, devoting considerable effort to proving that Man and Dinosaur walked together.

  • Old Rip, Miracle Horned Toad

    Old Rip, Miracle Horned Toad

    Eastland, Texas

    Is it possible to cheat death -- at least for a little while? Scientists say "No!" but an embalmed lizard in Texas seems to say "Yes!"

  • Glenn Goode's Big People

    Glenn Goode's Big People

    Gainesville, Texas

    Multiple fiberglass giants, owned by Glenn Goode the self-titled Fiberglass Man, stand in a line on his property.

  • Creation Evidence Museum

    Creation Evidence Museum

    Glen Rose, Texas

    A small museum that not only refutes the "theory" of evolution but proves that Man and Dinosaur walked the earth at the same time.

  • Groom Cross: Titanic Texas Tribute

    Groom Cross: Titanic Texas Tribute

    Groom, Texas

    Heaven-scraping billboard of faith in the Texas panhandle.

  • Killer Bee Capital of the World

    Killer Bee Capital of the World

    Hidalgo, Texas

    Hidalgo celebrates its unusual distinction of being the spot where killer bees first illegally crossed from Mexico into the U.S.

  • Beer Can House

    Beer Can House

    Houston, Texas

    John Milkovisch drank 39,000 cans of beer, then decorated his house with the flattened empties.

  • The Orange Show

    The Orange Show

    Houston, Texas

    Jeff McKissack, Houston postal worker, spent his Golden Years building a large, gaudy, strange folk art tribute to what he considered "the perfect food."

  • Giant Statue of Sam Houston

    Giant Statue of Sam Houston

    Huntsville, Texas

    David Adicke's 67-ft. tall version of the general who defeated Santa Anna's Mexican Army, was President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the State of Texas, and a US Senator.

  • Texas Prison Museum

    Texas Prison Museum

    Huntsville, Texas

    The home of "Old Sparky," the state's retired electric chair, as well as displays of prisoner contraband and the Death Gun of Bonnie Parker.

  • 13 Ton Boulder Carved Into John Wayne's Head

    13 Ton Boulder Carved Into John Wayne's Head

    Lubbock, Texas

    A boulder that nearly caused carnage on a California freeway was transformed into a long-lasting indoor tribute to The Duke.

  • Devil's Rope Museum - Barbed Wire

    Devil's Rope Museum - Barbed Wire

    McLean, Texas

    Everything you ever wanted to know about barbed wire.

  • Full-size Replica Ezekiel Airship

    Full-size Replica Ezekiel Airship

    Pittsburg, Texas

    A century after a preacher-inventor built an airship described in the Bible, this museum exhibits a replica near where it flew -- before the Wright Brothers!

  • World's Largest Cowboy Boots

    World's Largest Cowboy Boots

    San Antonio, Texas

    The World's Largest Cowboy Boots are ready to kick s**t at the North Star Mall.

  • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

    Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

    San Antonio, Texas

    Thousands of dead animals and dead animal parts for your enjoyment. Don't miss the 4,000-antler chandelier and the chair made for Teddy Roosevelt out of 62 pair of buffalo horns.

  • Dr Pepper Museum

    Dr Pepper Museum

    Waco, Texas

    Features a "Cooking with Dr Pepper" display, and sells bottle of original formula cane sugar Dr Pepper in the gift shop.

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