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10 Places Around Austin Everyone Should Visit

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Austin is a city teeming with art, culture, and well…weirdness. It’s why we love it. Quirks and all. From gardens to towering cathedrals of junk, Austin truly has it all. That being said here are some of the best places in the Austin area that absolutely everyone should visit.

1. The Cathedral of Junk

art, junk, gallery, unique, Austin, Texas Hill Country

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The Cathedral of Junk brings new meaning to the phrase,”one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This eccentric bungalow is a haven of unique knick-knacks and wonderful pieces of scrap metal. A visually stunning example of recycling at it’s finest.

2. The Driskill Hotel

Austin, Hotel, Bar, Driskill Hotel, Texas Hill Country

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The Driskill Hotel was built in 1886 and is a jewel in the crown of downtown Austin. Spend a week, spend a weekend, or simply enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Either way, it is a fantastic place to explore.

3. Krause Springs

Krause Springs, Texas Hill Country, Austin, Spicewood, Oasis

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Located in Spicewood, Texas, this spectacular camping location is a mecca of stunning scenic views. It is an absolute gem.

4. The Natural Gardener

natural gardener, Austin, plants, nature, Texas Hill Country

Photo: naturalgardeneraustin.com

A breathtaking panorama of beauty complete with a butterfly garden bursting with flowers and winding trails that lead through fantastic foliage no matter what the season may be.

5. The HOPE Outdoor Gallery

Hope, Artists, Graffiti, Austin, Texas Hill Country

Photo: hopecampaign.org

This collaborative art project is a community paint park that is constantly evolving. This educational project was started  in March 2011 with the help of contemporary artist Shepard Fairey. The primary goal of the HOG is, “to provide muralists, street artists, arts education classes and community groups the opportunity to display large scale art pieces driven by inspirational, positive & educational messaging” (hopecampaign.org).

6. Mayfield Park

Mayfield Park, Peacocks, Austin, Texas Hill Country
Photo: Facebook/Mayfield Park

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