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Cathedral of Junk

4422 Lareina Dr., Austin, TX
512 299 7413
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Ranked #54 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a fun way to spend an hour - although, you could spend all day. Vince has built a cathedral of all kinds of everything. Some may call it junk, but I think they are all treasures. As you go through, it is interesting to see all of the weird things that people make. And Vince has taken all... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a really trippy and artistic place created by an artist who is willing to share with Austinites and visitors. If you are looking for an unusual place, try the Cathedral of Junk. You must call and make an appointment, and the donation for a group is ten bucks. Loved it.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took some out of town guests here - just for fun! It is an interesting place. Owner Vince is very nice and will chat with you about his work of art. Make sure you call and make an appt. in advance, and he asks for a donation of $10/group. The more you look the more you can see - it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

LOVED this place! For a $10 donation/group you can view this fascinating place. The owner is friendly and will answer any questions. Our 6 y/o loved climbing through the yellow tire. Even our bored teenagers snapped pictures for their Instagram accts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have to say this is the most unique place we have ever visited. You have to call first to make sure he is going to be home. Yes, the pile of junk rests in the backyard. I could have spent hours going through all of the junk in this is amazing pile of art. It is very hard to... More

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Firstly I will start by saying you do need to make an appointment to visit as it is in a private homes backyard. We called on a Friday and arranged to go on Saturday so didn't need too much advanced notice. It was definitely worth the side trip to go see this unusual "art" It's is not as big as... More

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Sebastopol, California
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In going with the city's mantra of "Keep Austin Weird" I decided I should see the weirdest thing I could find. I think I found it. Wandered around on my own for a bit and then the owner came out and we discussed his work. I called ahead and he happened to be home and said come on over. I... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Cathedral of Junk is definitely a place of special interest. If you're into all things artsy and weird, it's certainly a site worth visiting. Be sure to make an appointment, though. We knew nothing about it going in, so we showed up not knowing what to expect. We had no idea that said cathedral was in someone's backyard in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Guess you have to make appt. had no idea. Traveling through Austin and found this on trip advisor. Drive to location and it's truly someone's home!! I looked at my husband totally confused. Needless to say we kept driving.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Since Austin loves it status of being "weird" I feel like this place fits right in. The man who owns this house has collected junk for years and had made it into a cathedral of trash. You do need to call ahead to make sure he is accepting visitors and it is a $10 charge per group. He was accessible... More

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