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Address: 4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX 78745-1936
Phone Number: 512 299 7413
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Fun & Funky

We took our grandkids to see this eclectic mix of junk and art and they loved it. This man's entire back yard is a cathedral of junk, put together in an interesting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MyZiggyMan
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Austin, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This man does not return phone calls no matter how much you call him. When you finally reach him you are told he is not showing.

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Austin, Texas
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195 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandkids to see this eclectic mix of junk and art and they loved it. This man's entire back yard is a cathedral of junk, put together in an interesting and adventurous way. Was recently told that you have to make an appointment now due to the high volume of traffic. Be sure to look it up and... More 

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Thank MyZiggyMan
Round Rock, Texas
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169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's so cool! Definitely Austin style. Weird and wonderful You have to call and speak to him to get an appointment. The man who built it in his back yard. He is super sweet and helpful. We called and got our appointment the same day.

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Thank sherri g
Tallahassee, Florida
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is why you have to love this country. A great example of freedom of expression, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. We did not call ahead but he let us in anyway. It is quite impressive and intriguing. Bring the kids.

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Thank grrprr
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you call ahead and make an appointment to visit. It is a suggested $10 donation to see. Definitely interesting and quirky. If you are looking as to why the saying goes, "Keep Austin Weird", definitely visit this attraction. Dude who make it is super cool and friendly.

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Thank Taylor W
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76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you want to go to a place that captures the absolute essence of the Austinite Motto of "Keep Austin Weird", then this is it! It's actually the backyard of a house in an older neighborhood of A-Town, so use your GPS! Where as it used to be "make a donation when you get there" and "enter at your leisure... More 

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Thank Leila R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

No your google maps didn't lead you to the wrong place. It can easily be passed up since its in a neighborhood and it's not obvious that there is a cathedral of junk. What is obvious is the sign as you walk up that states "by appointment only". Didn't get to see the junk but from I did see through... More 

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Thank Claudy L
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A little out of the way but it's worth a walk around and checking out! You have to call ahead and reserve a time to come visit to ensure the owner is home, they charge a $10 donation per group. This spot highlights Austin creativity.

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Thank Sophia A
Naples, Florida
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626 reviews
356 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It's a bit out of the center but you should make the effort to see it. A decades long labor of love, it's fascinating. Literally everyone visiting while we were there sooner or later says "I used to have one of those". I know we did. There are no regular hours so call ahead. Park on St Elmo, not Lereina.

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Thank cordyroy
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Make appointment or the owner will be upset, don't park in front of driveway or mailbox. Past that, have fun! Car part, bikes, tires and more make up this junk pike that you can explore. My teen had a great time exploring. I just wandered looking at everything.

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