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Jackalope at Jackalope Bar & Grill in Austin, Texas

Fiberglass Jackalope at the Jackalope Bar in Austin, Texas

The Jackalope Bar is a popular dive bar in Austin, Texas named for my favorite animal. And what would a bar with a name like that be without a giant fiberglass jackalope inside! What is a jackalope? The jackalope is a mythical North American animal often described as having the body of a jackrabbit with the horns of an antelope. The name is a portmanteau of the two...

The best Texas roadside attractions to visit on a Texas road trip. Add these roadside oddities to your travel bucket list, itinerary, or route map!

The 15 Best Texas Roadside Attractions

Are you planning a Texas road trip and want to find all the best Texas roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’re driving Route 66 or are vacationing in Austin, Dallas, or Houston, you won’t want to miss these fifteen must-see places to go in Texas. They’re fun road trip stops and great additions to your travel itinerary or route. Below are the 15 best...

Tony Tasset's Eye - giant fiberglass eye in Chicago, Illinois in 2010 (Now in Dallas, Texas)

Tony Tasset’s Eye in Dallas, Texas (& Chicago)

Keep your eye out for this roadside attraction: Tony Tasset’s Eye, a giant eyeball in Dallas, Texas. That’s right, this Dallas tourist attraction is no optical illusion. It really is a 30-foot tall eyeball made from 8,000 to 9,000 pounds of fiberglass, 9,000 pounds of steel, resin and paint. Chicago, Illinois in 2010 The giant eye sculpture was created in...

I Love You So Much Mural in Austin, Texas

I Love You So Much Mural in Austin, Texas

While visiting a friend in Austin, Texas when we walked by the I Love You So Much Mural. He told me it was a famous mural. I laughed and said , “Yeah, OK” thinking he was just pulling my chain. I mean, look at this graffiti. It’s just “I love you so much” scrawled out in red paint onto a green wall in two mismatched scripts. I took one...

Greetings From Austin Postcard Mural in Austin, Texas

Greetings From Austin Mural in Austin, Texas

The Greetings From Austin mural in Austin, Texas, is like a giant postcard welcoming you to the city. While colorful street art abounds in the vibrant Texan city, this picture postcard is one of the most iconic murals in Austin. The iconic mural was painted in 1998 by Todd Sanders along with his friend Rory Skagen. Sanders owns Roadhouse Relics, the...