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(Street Gangs)
Laredo, Texas

World Trade Bridge

The biggest drug trafficking passage between Mexico and the U.S.
27.5971, -99.5377
Grand Saline, Texas

The Salt Palace

A small "palace" and museum made of, and devoted entirely, to salt.
32.6745, -95.7096
Houston, Texas

Museum of Health and Medical Science

A health museum containing a 27’’½-foot intestine.
29.7217, -95.3859
The artesian bottling factory that now houses the Dr Pepper Museum.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
31.5551, -97.1294
Wimberley, Texas

Jacob's Well

A popular swimming hole that hides one of America's most deadly diving spots.
30.0391, -98.1264
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
30.3423, -98.1271
Sustainable, sun-powered art.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers that collect the sun's rays to light up the night.
30.3061, -97.7119
Austin, Texas

Elisabet Ney Museum

Life's work of sculptor Elisabet Ney remains preserved in her last studio.
30.3069, -97.7263
Uncommon Objects Sign
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
30.2291, -97.7830
Big Bertha Drum at the University of Texas.
Austin, Texas

Big Bertha Drum

Controversially claiming the title of world's biggest bass drum, UT's Big Bertha was once made radioactive by the Manhattan Project.
30.2837, -97.7325
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
30.2654, -97.7479
Moonlight tower at night
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
30.2717, -97.7452