Category Archives: Weird Roadside Attractions

Devil’s Backbone Overlook | Canyon Lake, Texas

These rolling hills and sweeping valleys dotted with oak and juniper and cactus make for a perfect location for a picnic and picture-taking on Farm Road 32.   Upon this 20-mile-long stretch of road and I knew exactly why it … Continue reading

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Want a Big Slice of Cherry Pie?

The giant slice of cherry pie sits on the big plate atop of the building.  I haven’t tried it because I’m not fond of cherries.  I’ve to admit that I haven’t entered inside the dessert store.  If you want to … Continue reading

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The Creature of the Night

“Night Wing” is the rotating, purple metal sculpture of a bat in flight by Dale Whistler at the corner of South Congress & Barton Springs Road honors Austin’s most famous part-time residents. Every evening around sundown from mid-March through October, … Continue reading

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Roar Your Fire!

There’s a dragon outside the medieval castle facade is on a building containing classic arcade games, including a working Hercules — a 1970s pinball game so large it uses a pool cue ball. 15201 S IH 35 Buda, Texas

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Be Ready for the Ride | Austin, Texas

  I have been here in South Austin for a year or so.  I hadn’t noticed these until two weeks ago when I passed by on 71.  I spotted a cowgirl and a cowboy at the entrance.  I had to … Continue reading

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The “Crossroads” Gazebo | San Marcos, Texas

Crossroads Memorial Sculpture (Really a Gazebo!) San Marcos, Texas has a special relationship with LBJ. Lyndon Baines Johnson moved here to begin his studies in San Marcos in 1927 and received a bachelor of science in history and a permanent … Continue reading

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Treaty Oak | Austin, Texas

The Treaty Oak is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks. Since the 1880s, the tree had been privately owned by the Caldwell family. In 1937 the City of Austin purchased the land for $1,000 and installed a plaque … Continue reading

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