Weird Places to Visit in Texas
Texas is an interesting and beautiful state with many things to see and do. But if you're looking to see something different than the usual tourist spots, here are a few weird Texas visits.
The Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum
2231 W 15th St Ste B
Plano, TX 75075
Cockroach Hall of Fame, Plano, TX
If the sight of cockroaches, dead or alive, creeps you out, this museum in Plano, TX is probably not for you. This pest control guy likes cockroaches so much he created a museum of dead cockroaches dressed up as celebrities, like Liberoachie, or historical figures and placed on display in boxes. And if that's not enough to creep you out, they have live Madagascar hissing cockroaches that you can hold. No thanks!
Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum
239 Abiso Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78209
Toilet Seat Museum, Alamo Heights, TX
If you're ever in San Antonio, forget the Alamo, go see Barney Smith and his house full of decorated toilet seats. About 30 years ago when he needed to mount antlers he found that the toilet seat was the perfect shape. Since then he's been putting things on toilets seats and calling it art. Now he has almost 1,000 toilet seats on display in his home in Alamo Heights, TX.
9765 CO RD 5
Canadian, Texas 79014
Arrington Ranch House Lodge, Canadian, TX
The Arrington Ranch House Lodge is a bed and breakfast that's probably better known as the house that Tom Hanks delivers the unopened package to in the movie Castaway. They now have a small museum about the movie.
Devil's Rope Museum
100 Kingsley Street
McLean, TX 79057
Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, TX
Who knew there were so many ways to make barbed wire? Apparently enough to make an entire museum about it. If you want to know more about barbed wire, the Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, TX displays many different types of barbed wire as well as tools to build barbed wire fences. They even have a class to show you how to make your own barbed wire.