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America's Best Tailgating Cities

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Austin, TX

College: Texas Longhorns, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

Fans and their huge barbecue smokers fan out south and east of the stadium, but there's always a big concentration in Centennial Park. Alum Tim Taylor has friends who arrive 10 hours before games to get a prime spot in the campus lots. For three hours leading up to each game, Austin's Texas Exes alumni association hosts The Biggest Tailgate in Texas, a blowout event that draws up to 10,000 fans.

Photo © Jose Lozano

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