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Cathedral of Junk

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biby3 wrote a review May 2020
North Aurora, IL7 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Mylissa R wrote a review Apr 2020
Kansas City, Missouri179 contributions58 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Paige R wrote a review Mar 2020
Nashville, Tennessee288 contributions103 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Waunderlust wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas1,738 contributions253 helpful votes
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?!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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kurtisD wrote a review Oct 2019
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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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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