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UER Forum > Archived US: South > Winkleman, Tx (Viewed 607 times)
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Winkleman, Tx
< on 8/21/2011 10:59 PM >
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Ive driven by this place many a time and finally decided to drive out there and check it out today. Pretty cool place. There are a ton of No Trespassing signs so I made it quick.

Most of the buildings were boarded up or locked except for two of em. Still didn't dare to go inside. I did some research and the place went bankrupt in the 80's and was meant to be a "Tourist Attraction" but went in the hole in the Economic decline in the 80's.

Still a neat place to look at!

Pre-manufactured Ghost Town

Just East of Brenham, TX on US 290 appears to be a "pre-manufactured" ghost town on the eastbound side of the road. I say pre-manufactured, because it appears to have been some type of tourist destination site of about a dozen or so buildings, with a large, long since partially dismantled sign out in front. There's also a "posted no trespassing" sign, so any stops to view would be from the side of the road only.

I called a local nearby business, where the woman told me this was originally intended to be a tourist shopping area, built by a guy named Winkelman. He apparently brought in buildings from around Texas to assemble this collection. It came and went sometime in the late 1980s. [Jim L, 01/07/2010]


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Re: Winkleman, Tx
<Reply # 1 on 8/22/2011 4:15 AM >
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These are great pics, I really like #9 and 10..

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Re: Winkleman, Tx
<Reply # 2 on 8/22/2011 5:19 AM >
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Posted by hferg
These are great pics, I really like #9 and 10..


I may have to edit the rest of the hallway/porch shots I took..

Thanks!

2, 7, and 8 are my favorites out of the set.

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Re: Winkleman, Tx
<Reply # 3 on 8/23/2011 1:11 PM >
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Bery nice, I would like to check this out, was there anyone at all there?

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Re: Winkleman, Tx
<Reply # 4 on 8/24/2011 6:31 AM >
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I have been by here every time that I have been to Austin, and always wondered what it was. I looked around once, but didn't see any way in, and also saw all of the No tresspassing signs as well.

also the last time i went by there was a black SUV sitting down the road a ways, not moving.

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Re: Winkleman, Tx
<Reply # 5 on 8/24/2011 6:18 PM >
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Posted by CazyBeast2
Bery nice, I would like to check this out, was there anyone at all there?


No one was there. Only 2 or so of the buildings were not locked and boarded.

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