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Toilet Seat Museum

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239 Abiso Ave, Alamo Heights, TX 78209-5103
+1 210-824-7791
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Barney Smith's 97th Birthday/book Launch

Great place, small garage museum loaded with toilet seats from the King of the commode- Barney... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
leslietx
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San Antonio, Texas
Nothing short of magical

This place was amazing. Barney was kind enough to let us come even though it was raining. He spent... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Kristen S
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Toilet-seat art set up in someone's private garage; admission is free.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“his garage” (7 reviews)
“call ahead” (7 reviews)
“sweet man” (2 reviews)
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239 Abiso Ave, Alamo Heights, TX 78209-5103
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+1 210-824-7791
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place, small garage museum loaded with toilet seats from the King of the commode- Barney Smith- great find in a residential area of Alamo Heights- call before you go so he can open up the museum. Great guy!

Thank leslietx
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing. Barney was kind enough to let us come even though it was raining. He spent a good hour with us talking about his different pieces, and we signed our state toilet seat. So glad we decided to make this trip out...More

Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I thought this tour would take about 10 minutes, I ended up being there for an hour. I think Barney said he was up to over 1500 toilet seats. There are scenes from everything imaginable. Barney takes a lot of pride in his artwork and...More

Thank 10ringtraveler
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a fine time with Barney and his spectacular museum! This is a must do for ALL AGES. Free but get a reservation with Barney

Thank Caroline and Ji... V
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

If you are in San Antonio, Barney's Toilet Seat Museum should really be on your must visit list. Barney himself is just prescious. And he has a ton of stories to tell. The museum is placed in his garage, so it is quite small but...More

Thank stinapf
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Barney is awesome he has put so much effort into his passion for toilt seat lids. He has so many stories. If you ever get a chance stop by and see him.

1  Thank patrick g
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Barney is a sweet man, who's drawn out his life, his experiences and his interpretation upon the lids of toliets! We weren't sure what to think.. but he was warm, friendly and full of fun stories. Thanks so much Barney.

Thank kbockgurka
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Though I appreciate the effort, this was truly not what I was looking to do in Tx. My only question is "Why?" It's a joke. My advice? Go see the desert or caves or other natural God-made beauty in the area.

1  Thank mark s
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

What can you say. It's a lot of toilet seats in some guys garage, worth stopping. Will you ever find another? Sure, do this, then go to Cappycino's for lunch and a drink. Or maybe a drink before. You will never experience this again.

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Reviewed January 10, 2017

We stopped by Barney's on the recommendation of fellow geocachers at an event the night before. Well, I can say I'm glad we did. 95 year old Barney was a joy to talk to. He has more memories in his pinky finger than I have...More

Thank Bob S
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Jenniferh67
December 22, 2014|
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Response from CaboDude | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenniferh67, since Barney runs the museum from his house he really has no set hours. What we did was called Barney the morning we were planning on visiting and Barney asked what time we would arrive and he waited for us... More
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Jenniferh67
December 22, 2014|
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Response from crusadercc | Reviewed this property |
Can't tell you for sure, as I visited on a Saturday. I highly doubt he leaves the house much any more, if at all, judging by his age and mobility. Probably worth just calling to ask! :-)
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