We're talking iconic street art, unique museums, statues of legends, and so much more - these are some of our favorite Fotospots around Austin. Get out there and start snapping and don't forget to keep Austin weird!MoreLess
See the recreation of this iconic Austin postcard originally painted in 1998 by artist Todd Sanders and his friend, Rory Skagen.
In 2010, local musician Amy Cook took a can of red spray paint and wrote the words "i love you so much" to her partner Liz Lambert who is the co-owner of Jo's Hot Coffee. The mural quickly became a photo hotspot for friends and lovers alike.
The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture is an oft-overlooked gem of the city. Its love for Austin is readily apparent in its presentation, exhibition, and interpretation of the city's art and culture of the past 50 years, which it seeks to make accessible, understandable, and, most of all, worthwhile, to every individual.
Every summer night, hundreds of people gather to see the world's largest urban bat colony where 1.5 million bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin.
Created by Philadelphia-based artist Clete Shields, this 8-foot tall bronze sculpture shows a smiling Nelson leaning over his guitar.
Sharon and Greg Keshishian's Ion Art is responsible for many sculpture installations around Austin. Commissioned by Whole Foods, this candy-striped dedication to Austin was completed in two weeks. Made of sturdy steel and aluminum and finished off with human-and-weather-proof colors this is a hands-on sculpture meant to be sat on, stood upon, and enjoyed by all visitors.
The Treaty Oak, a Southern live oak in Austin, Texas, is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa Tribes. Foresters estimate the Treaty Oak to be about 500 years old and, before its vandalism in 1989, the tree's branches had a spread of 127 feet.
Even people who can't name one Willie Nelson song can get behind this sentiment. Jacqui Oakley, Erick Montes, and Joe Swec all put their talents together to create this giant portrait of the country legend. The mural is easily seen on the side of the STAG men's clothing store. Besides plenty of shops and restaurants other attractions include the "Before I Die" wall and "Won't You Be My Neighbor" mural.
Austin is the only city in the world still known to have moonlight towers. In 1894, the City of Austin purchased 31 used towers from Detroit and only 17 remain in operation today.
Given the city's adopted slogan "Keep Austin Weird," the Museum of the Weird's title naturally produces high expectations; lucky for you, it doesn't disappoint. The museum is located in a small building, but appearances can be deceiving: its stuffed to the brim with curious and unusual artifacts that will have you oohing and aahing for ages.
Local designer John Rockwell of Creative Suitcase was the inspiration behind this fun-loving mural. He teamed up with the entire Creative Suitcase team, who volunteered two days of their time to complete the smart, new street art in the neighborhood.
Epitomized by the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure," Vince Hannemann's ingenious Cathedral of Junk is the kind of homemade clubhouse kids can only dream of. Vince began the project in 1988 and has been steadily adding everything from kitchen utensils to car bumpers to it ever since; now estimated to contain over 60 tons of junk, the cathedral is a magical fortress of vaulted ceilings and stairways that you'll just have to see to believe.
Also known as Covent Park, this popular overlook is alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. At 780 feet above sea level, Mount Bonnell is the 2nd highest point in Austin.