Cost: Donation requested (as of May 2014)
Location: 4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX
Quite possibly the most famous of the “weird things” to do in Austin, but it’s earned that position by being such a cool fucking place. Vince Hannemann, master builder and creative genius, assembled this temple over many years, building up an incredible structure just in his backyard. The walls are filled with oddness, nostalgia, and junk from all kinds of different materials and machines and toys and souvenirs. The main structure even has multiple levels that you can walk up.
In order to visit, you’ll need to call to make an appointment.