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Keep Austin Weird: Guide To The Odd Things To Do

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Austin has a bit of a reputation to be zany, free spirited, and well weird!

Austin’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird” was born in 2000 when Red Wassenich phoned into KOOP Radio’s The Lounge Show to donate money. When the radio host asked why he was contributing, Wassenich replied, “I don’t know. It helps keep Austin weird.”

The solan is now aΒ  synonym for keep it local. Shopping local and supporting local is the best way to keep Austin Weird!Β  Β 

Here are some things you can check out to keep Austin weird today!

Visit Hippie Hollow

If you want to sunbathe somewhere you won’t get tan lines, Hippie Hollow is your best bet. Hippie Hollow is the only public park in Texas where clothing is optional.  As always, be aware of Zebra Muscles or you will be scraping more than just your feet. 

πŸ—“ Every day | 9AM – 7PM

πŸ“ 7000 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732

Explore the Cathedral of Junk

Most of the city will throw out their trash into a landfill – but where is the fun in that?! Vince Hannemann, the creator of the Cathedral of Junk, really turned one man’s trash into well, another man’s treasure. Come explore this fun, multileveled clubhouse by appointment only.Β 

πŸ—“ By Appointment OnlyΒ 

πŸ“ 4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX 78745

Chicken Sh*t Bingo

Whatever you think it is, you are right. Come early every Sunday to grab your ticket at the Little Longhorn Saloon. Between 4pm – 8pm you can win cash money if the chicken picks your numbers in it’s own chicken way.

πŸ—“ SUN | 4PM–8PM

πŸ“ Little Longhorn Saloon | 5434 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Play Putt-Putt at Peter Pan Mini Golf

Mini golf that is BYOB? Why yes, don’t mind if we do. Peter Pan Mini Golf is peppered with kitschy statues of bunnies, a huge dinosaur, and of course the BOY of the hour, Peter Pan. Never grow up as you choose between two 18-hole courses. Pro Tip? Just play both.Β 

πŸ—“ SUN-THUR | 10AM–10PM
πŸ—“ FRI & SAT | 10AM-11PM

πŸ“ 1207 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Grab a Drink at Lala's Little Nugget

Lala’s is an Austin treasure. It is always Christmas at this North Austin dive bar.Β  Come in where you are always welcomed to a vintage feel ambiance, amazing drinks, and the best jukebox around. *Chef’s Kiss*

πŸ—“ MON-FRI | 4PM-2AM
πŸ—“ SAT & SUN | 11AM-2AM

πŸ“ Β 2207 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757

More Ways to Keep Austin Weird

Shop at Uncommon Objects
πŸ—“ Every Day | 10AM–6PM
πŸ“ 1602 Fortview Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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Two-Step on the Dance floor at The White Horse
πŸ—“ Every Day | 6PM–2AM
πŸ“ 500 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702
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Explore Wonderspaces Austin
πŸ—“ WED & THUR | 3PM–10PM
πŸ—“ FRI | 4PM–11PM
πŸ—“ SAT | 10AM-11PM
πŸ—“ SUN | 10AM–8PM
πŸ“ 1205 Sheldon Cove # 2-B, Austin, TX 78753
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Get a “Keep Austin Weird” Shirt
πŸ“ Multiple Locations
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Get a Tiny TattooΒ 
πŸ—“ TUES-SUN | 12PM-6PM
πŸ—“ MON | CLOSED
πŸ“ Tiny Tats ATX | 104 E 31st St unit b, Austin, TX 78702
Anna Moscovic

Anna Moscovic

Anna is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in CITY City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Nashville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinNashville on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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