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Cathedral of Junk

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4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX 78745-1936
+1 512-299-7413
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Wow! Just Wow!

This curious character built what is aptly called a “Cathedral of Junk” in his back yard. I’m... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Larry C
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Conroe, United States
via mobile
Unique and unusual

We were asked for a $5 donation per person. Didn’t call ahead. His main concern is parking as his... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Duck1949
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Eugene, Oregon
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4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX 78745-1936
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This curious character built what is aptly called a “Cathedral of Junk” in his back yard. I’m sure the homeowner’s association is apoplectic about it. This backyard spectacle is manages to be simultaneously beautiful, fascinating and an eye-sore. You can easily spend an hour or...More

Thank Larry C
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We were asked for a $5 donation per person. Didn’t call ahead. His main concern is parking as his neighbors have surely raised issues with that, among other things. If there are no spots directly in front of his house, he will direct you to...More

5  Thank Duck1949
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

I went with my daughter to see this. Unusual is to say the very least. I think its is a great attraction.

5  Thank Allan P
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

This was the most unusual place but very interesting. This gentleman has spent 29 years building this massive 3 story art structure. It’s worth seeing!

4  Thank Diane W
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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see but CALL AHEAD! It’s amazing and totally worth the donation. This is the sort of random fabulousness that makes Austin a destination!

2  Thank kellyw426
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

After the City told the owner to take down over 1/2 of this structure, it still is pretty cool to see. Located in the perfect south Austin neighborhood.

1  Thank Denise D
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

I've never seen anything like this. I was like an antique store became a monument. There were sections with different colors and there were multiple floors you could climb to see more. The homeowner/creator was friendly. There's a suggested donation of $5 for adults, and...More

4  Thank Melanie W
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

The Cathedral of Junk is nestled in a quite Austin neighborhood. The sculpture/structure is unlike anything I have seen before. The magic of the place is the story of how it was saved from the wrecking ball. Whether you love art or not, the Cathedral...More

4  Thank sueclevelandartist
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

I have to be truthful, that I have never seen anything like this before and it is definitely a should do on a visit to Austin!! Donations are appreciated and you'll want to send junk of your own to be used in this display!!

1  Thank Sally Q
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Junk or trash for usual people is just a junk or trash. But for an unusual person it would be turned into a totally different thing. That is what we saw at this cathedral of junk. The creator, artist or the owner has been creating...More

2  Thank Solodam J
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Derek S
July 14, 2017|
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Response from palakkad1 | Reviewed this property |
We went with friends. I believe you have to call and make an appt..donation is acceptable..$10-15.
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Michele U
January 27, 2017|
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Response from MyZiggyMan | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple benches scattered throughout the backyard and a few inside the structure. It is literally in the artist's backyard, so it is not a large area. When we were there, some of the seating areas were at the back... More
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Rebeca B
July 17, 2016|
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Response from Candi E | Reviewed this property |
I was just there in June and appointment Is necessary. Call 512-299-7413. It is the owners phone
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