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Houstonians can own a piece of AstroWorld history with limited-time auction

Miss AstroWorld? Why not buy a piece of it? Courtesy photo

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

Local collectors passionate about all things Houston and anyone nostalgic about their childhood glory days at AstroWorld should get their credit cards ready. Select items from the beloved and iconic Bayou City theme park are now available to purchase via a new auction.

Online auction purveyor SITE Auction Services is offering signage, fixtures, collectibles, and more from Six Flags AstroWorld Amusement Park to the general public. The auction is open now and concludes on February 23.

If the recent resurgence of AstroWorld interest thanks to rapper Travis Scott — not to mention the furious purchase of Astrodome items — are any indicator, these pieces are sure to see serious bids.

Items range from a large AstroWorld park entrance sign currently going for $1,000 to a season pass entrance sign currently listed at $130. A "shark free beaches" sign (current high bid $70) promises safety — until divers hop in the water. Sadly, no seats from scream-and-sometimes-puke-inducing Texas Cyclone appear to be for sale.

Continue reading on CultureMap to find out about items from WaterWorld.

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AstroTurf war: Your top ideas on what to do with the Dome

The debate about what to do with the Astrodome is nothing new. In fact, Ken Hoffman wrote a piece on CultureMap last week about this exact topic.

If you haven't read it, be sure to check it out here. There were so many comments regarding the article, that we decided to talk about some of the top suggestions we received about what to do with the Astrodome.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank weighs in on the most popular ideas in the comment section, which are pretty interesting to say the least. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.

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