Hidden Treasures
in Austin, TX (showing 1 - 12 out of 12)

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

3414 Lyons Rd
Austin, TX 78702   Directions

(512) 926-4650

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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.

Bremond Block Historic District

Bremond Block
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 471-2600

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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.

Buzz Mill

1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741   Directions

(512) 912-9221

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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

4422 Lareina Dr
Austin, TX 78745   Directions

(512) 299-7413

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The Cathedral of Junk stands quietly in the backyard of a small house on a suburban street on the south side of Austin that blends with its neighborhood, from the street, it's invisible. Vince Hannemann, 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.

Cornucopia Popcorn Creations

3211 Red River St
Austin, TX 78705   Directions

(512) 477-2676

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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

200 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704   Directions

(512) 444-6251

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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.

Lake Austin Riverboats

3700 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703   Directions

(512) 345-5220

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Tour the downtown banks of Lady Bird Lake with Lake Austin Riverboats. The nostalgic style of transportation - paired with air-conditioned cabins - make for a comfortable, relaxing trip every time.

Philosophers’ Rock

2801 Clearview Dr
Austin, TX 78704   Directions

(512) 479-9838

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Get inspired at 'Philospher's Rock,' one of the most heralded public works of art in Austin. The larger-than-lifesized bronze sculpture depicts three renowned Austin writers engaged in deep conversation at the entrance to Barton Springs Pool.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

Austin, TX

(512) 974-6700

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Make a pilgrimage to the Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, erected at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake. The late blues guitarist was one of Austin's most famous home-grown talents celebrated around the world. Visitors often pose to take pictures or leave flowers in the statue's hands or at its feet.

Tears Of Joy Hot Sauce Shop

618 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 499-0766

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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

1010 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 305-8524

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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

909 Navasota St
Austin, TX 78702   Directions

(512) 463-0605

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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.

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