Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Boggy Creek Farm
Boggy Creek Farm

(512) 926-4650

3414 Lyons Rd
Austin, TX 78702   Directions Website

Visit market days at Boggy Creek Farm, a USDA-Certified-Organic Urban Market Farm just 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown Austin. Buy fresh produce, attend a chef's dinner or enjoy any of the special events for foodies who dig the back-to-the-farm movement.

Buzz Mill
Buzz Mill

(512) 912-9221

1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741   Directions Website

The Buzz Mill is much more than an homage to the logging trade with a facade that depicts it from the outside as an old general store. Open 24-hours, the cozy space doesn’t only sell coffee, but infused drinks, beer, and barbecue.

Cathedral of Junk
Cathedral of Junk

(512) 299-7413

4422 Lareina Dr
Austin, TX 78745   Directions Website

A must-see in keeping Austin Weird, The Cathedral of Junk is located in the backyard of the artist who created it, and is a living sculpture, meaning it is always in flux as its creator, owner and curator, Vince Hanneman, also known as "The Junk King."

Vince built the Cathedral with a hollow framework of improvised trusses, around and within which he has wired and packed with lawnmower wheels, car bumpers, kitchen utensils, ladders, cables, bottles, circuit boards, bicycle parts, brick-a-brack, and a lot of stuff that is unidentifiable.

To visit the Cathedral, you must call ahead to make an appointment (512-299-7413). The Cathedral is located in a quiet residential neighborhood just south of Hwy 290 off S. 1st Street; there is street parking only, and you must take care not to block off neighbors’ mailboxes or driveways. On busy days, it’s best to park around the corner, on St. Elmo.

Cornucopia Popcorn Creations
Cornucopia Popcorn Creations
Central

(512) 477-2676

3211 Red River St
Austin, TX 78705   Directions
North

(512) 840-1176

7318 McNeil Dr
Austin, TX 78729   Directions

Website

Experience a flavor explosion at Cornucopia Popcorn Creations, a store that takes gourmet popcorn to new heights. More than 40 unique flavors, like Dill Pickle, Cheddar Jalapeno and Chocolate Covered Cherry.

Herb Bar
Herb Bar

(512) 444-6251

200 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704   Directions Website

Discover an Austin original and a haven of healing since 1995, the Herb Bar. The shop features natural health and body care products , many of which are concocted by the owner.

Tears Of Joy Hot Sauce Shop
Tears Of Joy Hot Sauce Shop

(888) 473-6527

Austin, TX 78701
Website

Get your tear ducts flowing at the Tears Of Joy Hot Sauce Shop, offering the best local and international sauces. Browse the huge selection of hot sauces, salsas, BBQ sauces, marinades, jams and jellies, cooking sauces, spices and rubs.

Texas Governor's Mansion
Texas Governor's Mansion

(512) 305-8524

1010 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

It's known as the people's mansion, so why not take a tour of your home-away-from-home: The Governor's Mansion. The historic home was built in 1856 and is furnished with exquisite antiques and artwork.

Texas State Cemetery
Texas State Cemetery

(512) 463-0605

909 Navasota St
Austin, TX 78702   Directions Website

Visit the final resting place of Governors, Senators, Legislators, Congressmen, Judges and other legendary Texans at the Texas State Cemetery. Icons such as Stephen F. Austin, General Albert Sidney Johnston, Governor Allan Shivers, Governor John Connally, and Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock are buried here.

Texas State Historical Association - Bremond Block Historic District
Texas State Historical Association - Bremond Block Historic District

(512) 471-2600

Austin, TX 78701
Website

Stroll through the Bremond Block Historic District for a glimpse into the opulent homes of Victorian-era movers and shakers of Austin. The 11 historic homes were constructed from the 1850s to 1910.

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