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6 Ways to Experience Austin’s Spookier Side

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Colonel Jesse Driskill opened his opulent hotel in 1886 but was forced to sell it two years later after losing 3,000 cattle and his fortune in a freeze on the northern planes. According to the Texas State Historical Association, he died of a stroke a little over a year later. He still drops in on his favorite haunt from time to time. Employees know he’s checked in by the smell of his cigar.

6. Meander The Streets With Austin Ghost Tours

Texas State Capitol At Night

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Learn about the ghosts mentioned above and more from Austin Ghost Tours’ knowledgeable guides. While visiting ghostly hotspots on your 90-minute tour, you will be encouraged to take pictures and recordings to share with the group. You never know who might photobomb your AGT selfie.

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