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3.7
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Austin Museum of Art, Downtown

823 Congress Ave. At 9th St., Austin, Texas 78701 USA

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Temporary exhibition space displays contemporary art by local and international artists.

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Reviewed by
purrfectfire

  • 8 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
July 17, 2014

The museum is small but neat. What it really makes it worth the visit is the guides sideshow performance!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
justjessicaislost

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 31, 2014

We had such a good time, everyone was super friendly, and the stories were fun too. Would definitely go back.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sharon.holcombe.73

  • 2 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
March 11, 2014

Staff were super friendly. Guide was a sideshow performer and did a brief routine during the tour. Museum is small but it was worth the trip. You've never seen anything like it!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dawn081575

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2015
Rated 4.0

Small, but it was neat. Wouldn't want to be here if it was crowded, not much moving room. Bought a ticket that also included the wax. The wax museum was further away than we expected, thought it would be a short walking distance away.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ariana

  • 5 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 05, 2015
Rated 1.0

I was pretty disappointed. It is very small barely three rooms. Everything was very fake and hoakey. I was only there for about 20 minutes. Admission was 12$ I would've done it for 5$.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MaryProm

  • 12 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
November 17, 2014
Rated 5.0

It's a great place. Everyone was so friendly. We'll go again if we're in the area.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
team-awesome

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 27, 2018
Rated 4.0

The little oddities section was fun, and we really loved the guided tour of the small wax museum which is housed upstairs. The best part was the personal sideshow performance by our guide at the end. Fantastic!!!

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Reviewed by
iamraley

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 24, 2017
Rated 5.0

Was an awesome homage to dime museums and they had a touring group called stray cat sideshow who did an awesome show, only cost 12 bucks plus I tipped the performers and bought a cool tshirt

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Reviewed by
bradleybergling

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 23, 2017
Rated 3.0

If you like oddities and side shows, you'll enjoy this place. The majority can be seen elsewhere although they have a few unique items.

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Reviewed by
riley2491

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 16, 2016

Wasn't too bad. Me and my husband seemed to enjoy it a lot more than my 14 y/o cousin. Truthfully, though, I enjoyed the shop most. The performance was pretty fun too. Definitely worth it if you're out and about during the day and need something to do but I wouldn't come here expecting it to be a big part of your trip to Austin.

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Austin Museum of Art, Downtown

823 Congress Ave. At 9th St.
Austin, Texas
78701 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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