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Cathedral of Junk

4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX 78745-1936
+1 512-299-7413
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keep Austin junky weird

nawwww...not interesting to me...certainly a lot of work but not worth a visit to view...suggest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
texastraveller77
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Texas
Real junk

It's really a funny sight to visit for young people. Because the only matérial here is junk. We... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Moreau P
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Chamonix, France
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4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX 78745-1936
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+1 512-299-7413
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nawwww...not interesting to me...certainly a lot of work but not worth a visit to view...suggest comfortable clothes

Thank texastraveller77
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

It's really a funny sight to visit for young people. Because the only matérial here is junk. We went here early so there are mostly no tourists

Thank Moreau P
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We were told about this place by another traveller so we decided to check it out. It definitely was a rare sight and we found ourselves laughing at the random objects that make the two storey building of junk. If you have a car and...More

Thank mcmf1
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Great for young families! GE sure to visit..enjoy..the junk is weird and out if the ordinary! Keep it going guys!

Thank palakkad1
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Fun & unique art exhibit. The material: junk. The exhibit: the artist backyard. The artist: friendly. The dogs: adorable. This place is amazing. If you don't appreciate art this may not be your thing. Everywhere you look there is something to be seen. You must...More

1  Thank bigmama616
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a fun, campy part of south Austin culture. Keep Austin weird is the credo of places like this small, iconoclastic attraction. If you are into funky, quirky things, go! We did & it was a hoot!

2  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We didn't make an appointment, so we just got to see this tower of junk from the street. It was worth the trip because we live within 2 miles of this place, and it definitely is "keeping Austin weird". But, I wouldn't drive 15 miles...More

5  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I appreciate that places like this exist to make the world a more colorful place, but this was really not worth a trip. Unless you have a particular interest in found art/homespun weirdness, there isn't a lot going on here. Thanks to the homeowner/artist for...More

6  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nobody keeps Austin weird like Vince Hanneman who built this amazing dreamscape in his backyard. All made out of castoff junk and surrounded by lush vegation like passion vines and trees. I was a little worried that things weren't safe enough but when I tried...More

4  Thank MCW-Austin
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The place was in the backyard of this house. He was nice and his dogs were also nice. There was a $10 "donation." I got my legs bit to high hell! Should of worn bug spray that he offered!!! Seemed like a lot of randomness...More

3  Thank donalddamato
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Derek S
15 July 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
28 January 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
18 July 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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