Museum of the Weird - Austin, TX

If you venture to Austin, TX, Museum of the Weird is a must-see! I spent hours walking through this small, but engaging collection of monsters, memorabilia and big foot displays.  Being a fan of sideshow art, I was immediately drawn in by PT Barnum posters and collectibles. I mean how often do you get to see the Fiji mermaid?

However the piece de resistance is the Minnesota Iceman. I could not take photos of this prehistoric freak of nature who garnered interest of the public as a carnival attraction and then by scientists at the Smithsonian. As interesting as it was, I am still not sold on the authenticity.

The gift shop is heaven for the connoisseur of creepy. Visit their website for more information.

Enjoy these photos and add Museum of the Weird to your itinerary of weird travels.