The Big One: Spitting Fish.

The Big One: Spitting Fish

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Austin, Texas

Artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade built a giant leaping fish, "The Big One," for the rooftop of an Austin restaurant with the same name. When that business was sold, another restaurant -- The Hula Hut -- bought the fish and put it in the Colorado River next to its waterside tables. For $2.00 you can "feed" the fish, which makes water spurt from its mouth and frothy bubbles emerge from under its tail.

Also see: Roadside Art of Daddy-O

The Big One: Spitting Fish

Address:
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX
Directions:
From downtown drive west on 6th St. When you cross under Hwy 1/MoPac Expy, 6th St. turns into Lake Austin Blvd. Continue west another 1.5 miles. You'll see the Hula Hut sign and parking lot on the left. The fish is in the water next to the outdoor tables; you have to walk inside to get to it.
Hours:
M-Th 11-10, F 11-11, Sa 10:30-11, Su 10:30-10 (Call to verify)
Phone:
512-476-4852
Admission:
$2.00 to make the fish spit.
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