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Address: 4422 Lareina Dr., Austin, TX
Phone Number: 512 299 7413
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I was amazed the sculpture was over 20 feet tall! It's very interesting to see how all of the junk is put together. Come with an open mind. Takes about an hour to tour. Bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Amy S
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I was amazed the sculpture was over 20 feet tall! It's very interesting to see how all of the junk is put together. Come with an open mind. Takes about an hour to tour. Bring water. It got a little warm being outside for a bit. You do need to call ahead and make an appointment. ( took me a... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed this attraction. You do still have to call before showing up. A cool monument to junk. Kids enjoyed exploring all the different passageways and levels. Bring bug spray however, the mosquitoes were bad. The creator was very friendly to us.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We tried ringing - several times. Took to texting and still nothing.... No reply to anything. Such a shame as we had seen on TV and were really looking forward to seeing this. We thought about turning up but after reading the mixed reviews on the owner decided against it. Disappointing.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The cathedral of junk is truly a weird thing to go see in Austin. It's in the middle of the someone's backyard in a residential neighborhood, which makes it extra strange. It's really cool the way it's all put together and there are definitely a lot of interesting and old things to be seen. Worth the visit! It's a nice... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

When my sister told us about this place, it seemed strange. "Cathedral of Junk?? Sounds like a creative hoarder has found a way to charge people to see his mess!!!" That could not be further from the truth. This is literally a work of art, ever growing, jaw dropping, "look at this, no LOOK AT THIS" exclamation inducing destination. I... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I enjoyed looking at everything but I ended up having a bad experience because the owner was mean to me after I asked him a few questions. He complained about having to answer these questions over and over. if you don't want to be asked questions then maybe you should stop letting people pay to see your junk.

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Murrells Inlet, SC
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154 reviews 154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went here, and was very disappointed. Turns out it's the backyard of a private home! You have to call first to actually be allowed in the yard to see it. Wish that were more clear. From what I could see from the street... I would not go back. Too many other fun and interesting things to see in Austin. I... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

First, make sure you call and make an appointment. Vince was extremely friendly on the phone and in person. We didn't know what to expect but we love off-beat attractions so we had to give it a whirl. We were greeted by Vince, the owner, and his friendly dog, Smokey. Before we began to browse the grounds, Vince shared his... More 

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Munster, Indiana
Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
96 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

So, for $10 and rudely not calling for a reservation we entered the backyard of a 30 year old moutain of someones recycled art. Climb to the top and admire items from your garage sales, childhood, past. Very cool!

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I recently took a friend who was visiting Austin to see the Cathedral of Junk, and I enjoyed it as much the second time as I did the first time I went a couple of years ago. He's constantly adding on to his work, so it's like a living piece of art you can watch as it matures. I plan... More 

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