Austin October 02, 2018
by Elisa Regulski Take This Quirky Road Trip To Visit Austin’s Most Unique Roadside Attractions
Austin is full of wild and crazy things, but have you seen these bizarre hot spots? You’ll find colorful homes, delicious desserts, and exotic animals in the most unusual of places. Hop in the car and embark on this quirky road trip. These unique roadside attractions are sure to dazzle you.
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1. Berdoll Pecan Candy and Gift Company
Say hello to the glamorous Ms. Pearl. At 14-feet tall, she's the largest squirrel statue in the world. This quirky photo opportunity is only the beginning. After you pose for the perfect selfie, head inside to the Berdoll store. Mouthwatering pies, gooey pralines, and crunchy candies are everywhere you look. You have a long road trip ahead of you, so you might as well perk up on sugar. You can taste these irresistible treats at 2626 State Highway 71 W. in Cedar Creek, Texas. The store is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., but you can get pecans any time of day from their outdoor vending machine.
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2. Casa Neverlandia
This colorful home looks like something from a fairy tale. The Austin artist known as Talbot crafted this eco-friendly wonderland, and he frequently opens up his home for tours! He'll lead you through the vibrant rooms and take you up to the treehouse. To learn more, visit his website
If you want to see more amazing photos, read our Casa Neverlandia feature article
3. Fairy Alley
Austin is full of magic, and Fairy Alley is no exception. Local artist Suvi Aika decorated the alleyway near her home in the most lavish fashion. The pavement is painted to resemble a koi pond, and the ground is filled with miniature homes. It's the perfect place for a fairy to rest her head. Embrace the wonder at 1507 Treadwell Street.
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4. The Cathedral Of Junk
This work of art really proves the old adage: "one man's trash is another man's treasure." Yes, this home is decorated with pieces of trash, but the end result is oddly fascinating. Guests can visit this home by appointment only, and it's important to be respectful of this property. If you're interested in seeing this one-of-a-kind place up close, call 512-299-7413. This home is tucked away at 4422 Lareina Dr.
5. The Texas Pie Company
Next, head to the Pie Capital Of Texas and taste the most exquisite desserts around. Kyle, Texas is home to the Texas Pie Company, and this place is full of magnificent creations. Sugary cookies, fresh fruit pies, and scrumptious sandwiches will tempt your tastebuds. This is the perfect place to fuel up before the last two stops. The Texas Pie Company is located at 202 W Center St. in Kyle, Texas.
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6. Wonder World
Plunge to new depths at this incredible theme park in San Marcos, Texas. A massive earthquake shattered the earth, and now you can see it from the inside. An expert guide will lead you through the cave and tell fascinating stories about Mother Nature's raw force. After your underground adventure, you can ride the Express Train through the gorgeous Texas terrain. Friendly deer will greet you along the way, and you can even feed them! There's so much to discover at 1000 Prospect St.
7. Animal World And Snake Farm Zoo
Cap off your road trip with a visit to Animal World And Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels, Texas. This unique attraction opened in 1967, and it's been a local staple ever since. Gape at over 200 different types of snakes or cuddle with a furry sloth. At Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, you can get an up-close experience with rare animals. You'll find this incredible place at 5640 IH-35 S.
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What’s your favorite roadside attraction?
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