Episode 2:
Austin Originals:
Peter Pan

Among the citywide eccentric murals and musical tributes that define Austin’s quirky character, perhaps one of the most beloved icons is a gigantic Peter Pan peering over the treetops on Barton Springs Road.

The smiling structure oversees an Austin institution: Peter Pan Mini-Golf.


The family-owned venue has been a cherished staple for 71 years, and has no plans of slowing down the fun. Opened in 1948 by Glenn Dismukes and his brothers, Peter Pan is known for the funky, old-school character statues peppering its two courses, many of which were built by Glenn himself. Chip in to a whale’s mouth, sink the hole under the watch of the course’s iconic T-Rex, and marvel at the newer “Texas Totem Pole” statue replete with the Texas star, an armadillo, cowboy boots, and a horse. 

The current owner, Dismuke’s son-in-law Julio Massad, describes the vibe as “just plain old, laid-back fun - which is part of what makes Austin such a wonderful place.” Indeed, Peter Pan is the quintessential Austin experience.

Peter Pan is open Monday - Sunday.

For daily hours and more information, visit or check them out on facebook.


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