Cathedral of Junk

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Dean Hardy
3 contributions
CALL FIRST!
Jun 2021
This is the most helpful review: CALL FIRST. You'll likely get a voicemail. Call until he picks up. It's on PRIVATE property, so he won't let you in his back yard unless he just happens to feel like it that day... We never got through. Very disappointing.
Written June 16, 2021
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biby3
North Aurora, IL7 contributions
Absolutely amazing
May 2020 • Family
We called Tim last minute to see if we could visit. He said-absolutely. His junk collection is the most amazing, interesting, crazy thing I’ve ever seen! It’s a sturdy tower of stuff that you walk through. It stairs too. It’s one of those things you just have to go see. My kids,10&14, cannot wait to go back
Written May 23, 2020
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Mylissa R
Kansas City, MO179 contributions
Must see!!
Nov 2019
This was amazing! It's literally a cathedral of junk, with colored rooms, like "the yellow room," and the "pink room." You'll also walk through several tunnels, and over the top. There's a slide in the back. Each "room" has unique, eclectic art, some with painstaking details. It has been approved as structurally safe, even though it doesn't look like it. Beside the cathedral is a little structure that shows pictures of the transformation over the years and the history of how it began. Make sure to sign the wall inside! This is a man's backyard, where he lives, in a suburban neighborhood! He's doing his part to keep Austin weird, but you have to feel for the neighbors. The owner requests you park up the street for obvious reasons. But don't miss this!
Written April 24, 2020
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Paige R
Nashville, TN318 contributions
Keeping Austin Weird!
Mar 2020
I had no idea what I was coming to. Literally. My son's girlfriend simply drove to some random neighborhood. We got out of the car and I noticed a sign saying they would be closed until April 4th. Usually, you have to call for reservations. Vincent, the owner, had been working in the back yard and came to the gate when his dogs started barking at us. Enjoyed a little small talk and he invited us to come on back and check out the "junk".

He has been working on this backyard art since 1989. I was amazed at some of the many different things I saw. It is somewhat organized and divided into different colored areas... sort of. Three different levels you can climb to.

I laughed and giggled in amazement. I cannot imagine what goes on in his mind! He has truly turned one man's junk into another man's treasure.

Vincent was very congenial during our entire visit. He offered to take pictures of us and showed us the best photo ops. When we were ready to leave, he mentioned that he had a tip box on the way out.

This is not something everyone would enjoy, but I loved it!
Written March 18, 2020
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Waunderlust
Houston, TX1,733 contributions
Fun!
Jan 2020 • Friends
I know it’s just a pile of junk, but this is a fun little stop. Very different from other things to do, so why not?!
Written January 11, 2020
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kurtisD
1 contribution
Make an appointment, doesn't always accept walk-ins!
Oct 2019
Pretty cool thing to see albeit a bit odd to be in the owners backyard in a suburban neighborhood. If you just show up you most likely won't get to get inside the fence to see it. Make sure you call or contact ahead to set up an appointment!

Massive collection of "things" acquired to create this very unique and HUGE sculpture.

You have to see it in person to really appreciate it and realize the size. Bring your camera
Written October 24, 2019
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Hugh Devin O
27 contributions
Very Quirky and fun thing to see - Call ahead!
Feb 2019
This is a fascinatingly curated and constructed pile of junk in someones private backyard. Reach out to him ahead of time. We didn't realize we needed to do it but he was kind enough to let us walk around since there was already another small group there. There is so much to look at and his story about its growth over the years is interesting. Small suggested donation- well worth it. It's also a 15ish minute drive out of downtown
Written August 30, 2019
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Amazingly2
Austin, TX44 contributions
Unique and interesting experience
May 2019 • Friends
A homeowner has collected everyday items and arranged them in an exhibit. By appointment only. Small entrance fee. Good way to spend an hour. Ask where to park nearby.
Written June 4, 2019
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Nebags
Austin, TX43 contributions
Worth the Call
May 2019 • Family
You must call ahead for an apt and it’s totally worth it. All ages will be amazed by what has been built here. The host was super friendly and answered all of our questions. Please park appropriately since this is a real neighborhood.
Written May 28, 2019
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julio6925
Detroit, MI533 contributions
Could not get in the back
Apr 2019 • Family
Interesting to see from the street and not in a great area. I am glad we went for a quick drive by. The owner was watching us as he got his mail.
Written April 2, 2019
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