Off the Beaten Path

One of my favorite occupations is to find unique places and activities (mostly antique stores, record shops, concert venues, and art galleries/museums) when I travel. I will attempt to share some of those locales so that others may enjoy various places in a unique way. I will be updating this page often.

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Uncommon Objects–This is THE antique store for the cool kids. Most sections are color coordinated for a rainbow of randomness. I could spend hours here.

Waterloo Records–one of my favorite stops because they actually have eclectic music choices.

New Bohemia

Buffalo Exchangethis place is packed with vintage clothes and the hippest old people and hipsters. My daughter thinks it’s a little pricey as compared to your local thrift store.


Curiosities–an eclectic collection of unique finds.

LuLa B’s West–ok there is an East location too, but I am partial to this location.  There are several vendors I  adore such as the Art Junkie.

White Elephant–this place is an endless mix of traditional antiques and mid-century vintage. There are some very weird finds here that I kind of love.

Good Recordsmostly current pressings, but a good place to find newer releases.

Bill’s Records–this was my favorite places to get records as a new wave teen in the 80’s. I was able to add a lot to my post-punk collection from this store. TBH Bill scared me when I was younger. He’s a great collector and should be honored.


Sleeping Lizzards–I have been frequenting this shop since the 90’s. I was there when they first opened and used to sell fresh flowers.  It’s nice to see them become such a staple in Denton.  It is on my list very time I go there.

Recycled Books and Records–My second favorite stop in Denton (I could spend hours there). A fantastic assortment of old books, local coffee beans, and vinyl (not to mention where I found the Japanese release of Aladdin Sane).

Downtown Mini Mall–I used to go here a lot in my Uni days. They had a fire recently so not sure of the status. I heard there is a MM II

Fort Worth

Montgomery Street Antique Malla giant mecca of antique goodness. My grandma would be proud.


Magnolia Market at the Silos–I’m mentioning this because it’s trendy and a cute place to visit. The cupcakes are good, but the merch is over-priced and mass produced.


Roger’s Hotel–This cursed hotel burned down twice with the 3rd and final rendition built in 1913.  The hotel is said to be haunted, particularly the 4th floor and basement. It is no longer a hotel, but home to a Japanese restaurant and bar. It’s an beautiful building and worth a peak. I wouldn’t recommend staying the night.



The Church Studio

Woody Guthrie Museum

Bob Dylan Center

Cain’s Ballroom

Buck Atoms

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