For generations, the Museum of Weird has been a fixture of Austin counter-culture, but its exhibits remain freshly shocking. All that you won’t learn about Austin’s history in classic textbooks has a home here. It’s the ultimate destination for anyone who wants to get to the bottom of the city’s renowned weirdness.
Be sure to take in the museum’s original “Cabinet of Curiosities,” which displays mummies, shrunken heads, fossils, movie props, and other freakish curios. Among its other features is a weirdly realistic wax museum, the legendary “Creature in Ice,” and clues to obscure mysteries from Austin’s historic neighborhoods.
Aside from the museum’s formal exhibits, plenty of other unusual occurrences lurk around the place. The Bustis insist that the building is haunted, and several employees have claimed to see shadowy figures in hallways, doorknobs turning, and other strange happenings that can’t explain.
The strange incidents are most likely due to the collection of historical pieces they’ve accumulated. The museum possesses several explicitly cursed exhibit items, such as a selection of unlucky fertility statues and a box no one can open for fear of releasing spirits.
Haunted Austin, TX
The Museum of Weird isn’t just a fun way to explore the quirkier side of Austin. It’s also connected to the city’s mysterious past.
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