Museum of the Weird

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412 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701 412 East 6th Street, Austin Directions
+15124765493
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Get ready for some serious visual stimulation at Austin's Museum of the Weird, where art experts and novices come together. This museum is calling your name! Give them a call today.

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Report | 3 years ago
Side show was awesome - who DOESN'T like watching a dude swallow swords? - and the Minnesota Ice Man blew my mind. Thanks for the great night, Weirdos!
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Cool interesting place. Keep Austin weird!
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Scary for kids. Small for adults.
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Very small and not handicap friendly. Didn't even get to see the show because it was upstairs and couldn't get up there.
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The prices are too high, live freakshow in the back though
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Very cool
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We had a GREAT outing at the Museum of the Weird! We were impressed with the exhibits and the props.We are also glad that we visit in time for the Iceman exhibit. We definitely would recommend this place to other people. We had a lot of fun!
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Its a good place to visit, kids like and read almost everything about the displayed stuff. Good experience. The t-shirts were good too.
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Didn't know about Museum of the Weird before Groupon offered it. Bought the Groupon for my daughter and a friend. They thought it was very cool and recommended it.
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I never heard of the Museum of the weird till i saw the coupon on Groupon. It was a good experience with my daughter she really enjoyed it there.
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From Our Editors

Steve Busti wasn't like the other children in his classroom. While his peers were playing tag and collecting baseball cards, Steve was poring over books on Bermuda Triangle theories and UFOs. He frequented dime museums and sideshow carnivals, fascinated by the strange creatures and characters therein. As Steve grew older, he began to build a collection of oddities—trinkets he picked up from sideshows, props from movie sets, and curiosities he stumbled upon. So when he realized there was plenty of extra room in the back of the novelty shop he owned with his wife, Steve was inspired to open a museum—a shrine to all things odd, unnatural, and eerie.

Today, the Museum of the Weird is a treasure trove of peculiar exhibits, lauded by reporters from The Austin Chronicle as "a remarkable collision of genre film ephemera." Steve's giant pet lizards scuttle about the space, surprising guests who are busy examining bigfoot exhibits or trying to shake an uncomfortable feeling that they recognize one of the shrunken heads. The entire scene is watched over by lifelike wax figures of Dracula and The Wolf Man, as well as a glowering bust of King Kong. After visits, guests pop into Steve and his wife Veronica's shop—Lucky Lizards Curios & Gifts—to peruse an equally unusual collection of action figures, vintage items, and locally made wares.

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