Austin, Texas: Museum of the WeirdMonsters, UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot -- this small-but-enthusiastic museum in a gift shop covers it all.
Museum of The Weird: The Museum of the Weird in Texas is closing and selling off most of its unique exhibits. No, not that Museum of the Weird in Texas. The other Museum of the Weird in (Houston) Texas. [12/05/2008] Complete Story...
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In 2013, the Museum of the Weird acquired the legendary Minnesota Iceman, a hairy man-beast frozen in a block of ice that was toured around the US in the 1960s and '70s before it went missing for decades. It had even been featured on that TV show Unsolved Mysteries back in the '90s. This thing is creepy as heck, and is the ultimate roadside attraction![Danielle Wilson, 06/30/2014]
Nicknamed "Bozo" by Ivan T. Sanderson.
It's definitely weird, although maybe not as weird as I expected. Most of it was a knockoff of "oddities," and that kind of took away from the magic. There were a few really neat items that had good stories (Ask about the skeleton bought at a yard sale). The guide will also brag that Johnny Depp lived there during the 1990s. Outside the museum, you walk up some stairs out back that lead to a live animal exhibit that, honestly, just made me feel sad. Huge lizards in tiny habitats. If you are going to use that as an attraction, you should make it seem less depressing. At the end of the tour, you will be escorted to a little room for a "show." There's a huge King Kong and a mummy you can take pictures with, and then your guide will do freak show things -- hammer a nail through his nose, stick fingers in a bear trap, etc. I have a weak stomach and could have lived without that bit, but if that's your sort of thing, you'll enjoy it.[Danielle O., 11/15/2012]
Fantastic array of oddities, freaks of nature and the like. Capped off with a sideshow performance! If you're into the weird and bizarre, this is a must see![Alicia, 10/10/2012]