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Westworld at SXSW: We found Sweetwater and it was exactly as we hoped

Can't make it to Austin? Well here's the closest you can get.

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Caitlin Petrakovitz

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Make your choice

Once you arrive, there's no turning back. (But honestly, would you even want to?)

Westworld has taken over South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, this year and it is 🔥. Can't make the trip to Texas? Well, we've obtained photos of the in-depth activation and some fun facts about it.

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Face your fears

Or just your (true) self.

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Welcoming committee

HBO says the activation cast features 60 actors, six stunt people and five bands (primarily Austin locals) in addition to six local horses.

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Careful where you're stepping

Danger might be just around the corner.

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Choose your weapon

"Do me a favor and get into some shit tonight, OK?" one host told our reporter in Sweetwater.

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Unsavory characters

They all come out at night, even at the bank.

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One of these hosts is not like the other 🤔

Seems like a large hint at Shogun World and a larger hint that the entire Delos operation is off its rails even more than we thought at the end of season one.

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Stop by the post office

Who knows what the outside world has sent you?

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The player piano

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Hello, stranger

What would you like to get into tonight?

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Maybe a drink?

Bottom's up!

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Or maybe a game of skill?

It's all waiting for you at the Mariposa Saloon.

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Press your luck

If you dare -- all the hosts are ready for death, adventure or whatever you can dream up.

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Drink wisely though

What IS he pouring?

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Accidents do happen

The action might heat up.

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Coronado Hotel has all the amenities

Come on in and sleep tight.

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Plus another bar

You'll sleep especially well after a nightcap.

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Not all hosts are friendly

But you can't tell just by looking.

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Some might not even be hosts

Although...

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Host or human?

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If you can't tell...

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...does it even matter?

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Y'all come back now!

Season two of "Westworld" premieres on April 22. 

Be sure to stay tuned to CNET for all your Westworld details (and some special news coming soon!).

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