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No badge? No problem; you can still visit the World of Wonder during SXSW

Emily Quigley
equigley@statesman.com,

A life-size claw machine, a tricked-out truck and a garden full of deadly plants — for one weekend only, you can get your Instagram game on and have a little fun pretending to visit all of these during South by Southwest, even if you don’t have a badge.

CNN’s Great Big Story’s World of Wonder has taken over 311 Colorado St. to show off some of the stories it has collected from all over the world. Great Big Story, which makes short documentaries that you can watch on their website and on YouTube, phone apps and TV streaming devices, has collected stories from 49 states and 98 countries.

At the World of Wonder installation, you can watch some of those true tales and take your picture as if you were a part of the story. There are also themed cocktails for visitors 21 and older, but the experience is open to all ages.

Great Big Story’s World of Wonder is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 10-11. 

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