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Cathedral of Junk

4422 Lareina Dr., Austin, TX
512 299 7413
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Ranked #57 of 179 attractions in Austin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Bryan, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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53 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
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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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tampa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It is in someone's house that is correct. The grass and weeds are overgrown. There is garbage sitting out in the front I feel sorry for all the neighbors around him

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It's by appt only now because it's in the backyard of someone's house. Also it now cost $10 for donation. Went but didn't get to see which was a bummer but it seems pretty cool.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This place is so cool, I went twice during my last visit to Austin! I love this place so much! There is so much to look at. The atmosphere is tranquil, but also conducive to talking and laughing and having fun. Vincent, the artist and curator is wonderful, kind, funny. I cannot recommend this art installment enough.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want to clean out your garage, you might talk to Vince Hannemann, the artist who keeps the Cathedral of Junk in his back yard. He may be willing to put your stuff onto the 20 or so foot-high tower of parts, toilet seats, you name it. Climb to the top sit on the chair up there and take... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I took my four grandkids (ages 5-10) to the Cathedral of Junk during our "spring break" - they're not ever going to be old enough for a 'beach' spring break! We started at Laguna Gloria, then lunch at McDonald's on Barton Skyway and then the Cathedral. They loved it! Climbed. Sat. Slid. Touched. Looked. Laughed. Wondered. We did call and... More

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