Austin, Texas is an exciting city where you can always find something to do whether you are a visitor or a local. If you want to really enjoy Austin, there are a number of hidden gems that you should consider visiting. The following are three off the beaten path spots in Austin that may not be popular but are definitely intriguing.

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

If you are a lover of art in all its forms or just looking for something different to experience, consider visiting the HOPE Outdoor Gallery. This place is a graffiti artist’s dream come true. Created by graffiti artist Shepard Fairey, the creator of the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, this gallery offers 3-stories, of graffiti. Both amateur as well as experienced artists are encouraged to add their artwork to the gallery after they have registered with the HOPE campaign. Admission to HOPE is free.

Cathedral of Junk

Who would ever think that a bunch of junk could be so amazing? At the Cathedral of Junk, you get to see that it is possible for junk to be a work of art. Located in the suburbs of Austin, this place is as eccentric as they come, but it is well worth the visit if you are looking for something interesting to do. This “cathedral” is a multi-level, multi-unit shrine to just about anything you can imagine. From old toasters to crutches…it’s probably here.

Chicken Bingo

If you like bingo, you have got to try Chicken Bingo. You won’t regret it! Just imagine going to a bingo game where a chicken is the one that picks the bingo numbers—not with his beak, but with his poop! Well, it’s a reality. Chicken Bingo is one of the local events hosted by Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon on Sundays. Here’s how it works: The chicken is placed on a large bingo card that is littered with feed. The chicken eats the feed. If the chicken poops on your numbers, you win! It’s $2 for a spot on the bingo board. If you lose, no worries. You still get a free chili dog as a consolation prize. It’s definitely one of the best off the beaten path spots in Austin.

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