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What Are Your Favorite Weird Things to See and Do in Houston?

Every city has its quirks. Some have more than others. We’ve long heard that Austin has – and flaunts – a reputation for being the quirky capital of Texas. But Houston brings its own bits of weirdness too. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your examples of Houston’s quirkiness. From the big air bubble you […]

Houston’s Beer Can House, located at 222 Malone St.

Every city has its quirks. Some have more than others. We’ve long heard that Austin has – and flaunts – a reputation for being the quirky capital of Texas. But Houston brings its own bits of weirdness too.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your examples of Houston’s quirkiness. From the big air bubble you can release with a hidden button near Buffalo Bayou, to the Montrose rollerblader, to the beer can house (right) to the occasionally odd combination of businesses side by side in a largely zone-free city, what do you find especially odd or unusual or goofy about Houston? What are the quirky or weird things/places/people that make Houston special? Tell us your favorite hidden quirky things, places and people in H-Town.

We’re joined by Barbara Hinton, longtime Houstonian and former board member of The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and Jill Jarvis who writes the blog Big Kid Small City.

Some of the Items/Attractions Mentioned in Today’s Show:

The Big Bubble 

Beer Can House

Listening Vessels at Discovery Green

Art Car Museum

National Museum of Funeral History

San Jacinto Storage Tank Murals

Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack

More: 

CultureMap’s List of Quirky Houston Attractions

Virtual Tourist’s Off the Beaten Path Houston

Interview with the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer:

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