Maybe it's the irreverence, the chance to wear silly costumes (as opposed to dressing up), the bestowal of several metric tons of sugar, the opportunity to scare the snot out of one another, or just one more excuse for a party, but Halloween has to be, hands down, Austin's favorite holiday.
The scary part is an important component of the revelry. Austin is a relatively young city, but as a sort of semi-frontier, political, and music town, it has had more than its fair share of rapscallions, shady ladies, gunplay, and the kinds of tormented souls that make for good ghost stories. For Halloween, we've collected some well-known haunted landmarks and their accompanying tales, in handy map form.
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In the meantime, enjoy/beware!Read More