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Cathedral Of Junk Austin

Where is it at?

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Cathedral Of Junk
4422 Lareina Drive
Austin
TX
78745
Tel: 512 299 7413

Directions

To get to 4422 Lareina Dr in Austin, from the south side of the town take US Hwy 81/290 to the Hwy 71 exit. Head west to the Congress Ave exit and head south. Turn right on St. Elmo Rd W, then take the second left on Lareina.

Where are we going today?

What do they say? One mans junk is another mans treasure? Only at the Cathedral Of Junk - one mans junk IS his treasure.  And you can go and visit it!

Cathedral Of Junk is hidden in the backyard of one creative man's small suburban house in Austin.  From the street, you would never know it was here!

He wanted a build himself a clubhouse.  A FUN clubhouse - and fun it is!

The hordes of junk towers together to create some sort of awesome fort, towering above you.  Knick knacks, odds and ends...whatever you want to call it...all work together and somehow bond right up to the subtropical Texan vegetation above!

When kids go through, they have a great time exploring, and finding, and playing. What kinds of things do you think you'll find!? Here's a hint for some - try and spot them when you visit!

There are a range of kitchen utensils, and ladders.  Perhaps you can spot the bicycle parts? how many bottles can you find? Don't forget the lawnmower wheels!

From the outside, you might think it will be a small enclosure. But when you enter, the world of junk magically expands and you are in another world of walkways, stairways, and multiple levels!

To visit, you have to call by appointment, but from what we've heard from passers by, it's definitely worth a stop! 

What else is it they say...only in America!? 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10 (may change frequently)
  • Children$10 (may change frequently)
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

By appointment only

Any Top Tips?

It is a private home, so you do have to call ahead. Call - please don't email to book. At this time we heard it was $10 to get in. .

What people are saying?

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    We drove by to visit....the owner was rude. never got to see the place. No way we could take pictures. Wonder why he made his art if he doesn't want to show it or let people take it in picture.

    Don't waist your time !!!!

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    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 ur leisure setup", it is now $10 per car entry fee and apparently by appt only. I am sad to see this has changed.

    It continues to be ever-growing and you will see something new each time. For me, the highlights were definitely the Throne and climbing up...Read More

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    Delightful, whimsical and severe. Vince is pleasant and welcoming. Make an appointment if you can and bring money for the donation box.

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    Vince Hannimann has created a thing of beauty. This is one of the last real austiny things to see, I recommend visiting this amazing structure, but please call to schedule an appointment.

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    This place is pretty awesome. You have to make an appointment to see it and the guy asks for a $10 donation per group. It is worth going to, very intricate. Dogs are allowed if they are friendly because he has a dog too. I would definitely take out of town people here to have some good Austin fun!

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by Leila Rahil

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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 ur leisure setup", it is now $10 per car entry fee and apparently by appt only. I am sad to see this has changed.

It continues to be ever-growing and you will see something new each time. For me, the highlights were definitely the Throne and climbing up the very top and making the harrowing crawl to the Watch Tower!

It is amazing all the things you find catching your eye! What a weirdly artistic vision!

So stop on by and be weirded out in the most spectacular way by this Keep Austin Weird Heritage site!

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