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Austin, Texas

Sparky Park

A former electrical substation is now home to an eccentric junk art masterpiece.
Paradise, Texas

The Lost Arm of F. Stewart

In Paradise Cemetery resides a mysterious headstone with a strange inscription.
Austin, Texas

Austin State School Farm Colony

Now abandoned, this East Austin school for the disabled began as the "State Colony for the Feeble-minded."
Ferris, Texas

The Church at Texas

This unusual roadside attraction filled with handcrafted signage is home to a unique church.
Clarksville, Texas

Becknell Cemetery

The final resting place of Captain William Becknell, the Old West frontiersman who forged the Santa Fe Trail.
Wheeler, Texas

The Wheeler Historical Museum

A local museum honors Wheeler native Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon.
Marfa, Texas

The Sentinel

With print dying, this local paper keeps the lights on by doubling as a stunning cafe and cocktail bar.
Jefferson, Texas

Union Missionary Baptist Church

This historic Civil War church has survived over a century of racial turmoil but still stands as a reminder of the town's roots.
Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete

The second largest roadrunner in the world stands 11 feet tall in his West Texas town.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Comfort, Texas

Seashell Graves of Comfort Cemetery

No one is sure why this mysterious tradition started.
Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel

The peaceful space is adorned by paintings by the famed abstract artist Mark Rothko.
Houston, Texas

Eclectic Menagerie Park

A private collection of massive steel monsters guarding a Texas pipe works.
Houston, Texas

The Big Bubble

There is an unmarked red button hidden over Houston's Buffalo Bayou that is just begging to pushed...
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
San Antonio, Texas

Cinnamon Kandy the Circus Elephant

For over 75 years, this cute stone statue has warmed the hearts of San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas

Japanese Tea Garden

A gorgeous garden oasis with winding paths, stone bridges, and a troubling history.
San Antonio, Texas

Bracken Cave

The summer home of the largest colony of bats in the world.