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Saint Hedwig, Texas

Woman Hollering Creek

A tiny waterway named after a ghost story.
Luling, Texas

Luling Watermelon Water Tower

A fruit-loving town welcomes visitors with a giant melon set against the sky.
Marble Falls Township, Texas

Dead Man's Hole

Civil War dumping ground for the bodies of terrorized Union sympathizers.
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Cemetery

A high-octane shrine to the greatest Texans who ever lived.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
Austin, Texas

Yippee Ki Yay Stickwork Sculptures

An exquisite grouping of structures made from 10 tons of invasive saplings.
Austin, Texas

'Hi, How Are You' Mural

This simple frog painting created by musician Daniel Johnston embodies the spirit of Austin.
Odessa, Texas

Stonehenge Replica

A collection of massive stacked rocks in Texas includes a snarky note on the benefits of modern technology.
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
Austin, Texas

Susanna Dickinson Museum

A tribute to the "toughest woman on the Texas frontier," who survived a famous battle and five husbands.
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

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

The Big Tree

The tree is thought to be the oldest oak in Texas and was once crowned state champion for its monumental size.
Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel

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

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
Fredericksburg, Texas

National Museum of the Pacific War

Modern technology and live displays tell the story of the Pacific during WWII for the Internet generation.
San Antonio, Texas

World's Largest Cowboy Boots

These boots are made for selfies.
San Antonio, Texas

Kiddie Park

Established in 1925, Kiddie Park claims to be the oldest amusement park in the U.S. - a cozy little time warp nestled in a shady corner of the modern world.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Austin, Texas

The Harry Ransom Center

The upstairs reading room is packed with millions of rare books, literary manuscripts, and historical treasures.
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.