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Cathedral of Junk

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Address: 4422 Lareina Dr., Austin, TX
Phone Number: 512 299 7413
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This structure is such a unique idea... I didn't know this attraction was actually at someone's home! If you want to see it, you'll have to contact the owner/creator. Read up on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lilly J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it's a pile of junk.....but that's what makes it interesting and fun. It's definitely something different and quick to do.

Thank Melissa C
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This structure is such a unique idea... I didn't know this attraction was actually at someone's home! If you want to see it, you'll have to contact the owner/creator. Read up on the work - very cool!

Thank Lilly J
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We drove up not knowing that appointments were needed. Vince was outside and said it was fine for us to come in but we needed to park on St. Elmo. He also explained that there was a $10 donation required for the group. We took our 4 year old and 11 year old girls with us and they had fun... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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164 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

If you're in Austin you just simply have to go see this. It is simply amazing. You won't believe your eyes.

Thank Davin D
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This place is very cool. We called in the morning to make sure it was OK to come by and found Vince to be very pleasant. He explained the parking situation perfectly, and we found it easy to get to. He greeted us when we arrived and was very personable. We gave him the $10 total fee for the 2... More 

Thank swearengen
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Cathedral of Junk is like no other place in the world! It is hard to describe. A Tim Burton movie meets the junk yard. There is something weird, delightful and slightly creepy about the place that makes it a very memorable time. Not very small children who must touch and grab everything, but a kid 7 or older will... More 

Thank gibbswp
Austin, TX
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Title says it all. It is a homeless person's junk welded and glued together. It is just off Congress so it is easy to get to.

Thank jwirth
Brownsville, Texas
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Its $10 per group. Its located within a residential area in a back yard. Its pretty cool and interesting. The owner tells a good story and its interesting to see how its put together. Its larger than it first looks like there are a number of floors and chambers within the "cathedral"!

Thank Tony_T3000
Austin, Texas, USA
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80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

perhaps interesting once, but really, just a lot of junk piled in interesting piles; creative, I guess

Thank LeakyB85
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94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This site falls squarely into the "keeping Austin weird" category. It is definitely worth the $10 per group donation and you should plan to spend about an hour here. Vince is part engineer, part artist, and part architect. His Cathedral of Junk is in his back yard in a typical residential area in Austin. I'm sure his neighbors have not... More 

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