“visit by appointment only”
Call ahead to confirm this location is open. Donations are welcome to keep the Cathedral of Junk open during recent troubles. Vince Hannemann considers himself a “yardist”. He’s filled his backyard with over 60 tons of junk, or if you’d like “found art,” and in the process has created one of Austin’s most offbeat attractions. You may want to call ahead to set up a time to meet with the owner who accepts monetary and material donations to add to his ever-evolving backyard of treasures.
An absolutely epic monument to creativity, independence and JUNK :) Call ahead to set up an appointment to visit (it's located in the guys back garden) and there is a donation of $10 for a wee tour..
This place is by reservation only now.
Our friends thought we were crazy cause it is located in a regular neighborhood. Felt weird going to the door at first but once you go around back you know your in the right place. Kinda amazing the amount of junk! They request a donation at the end. Great photo ops!
By appointment only
Requires an appointment that was not posted and the owner is taking several weeks off
This is absolutely worth it. It's a self-guided tour and you'll usually have a few others along with you if you visit on the weekend, but still call ahead! He's friendly and willing to talk about the site. It's mammoth and mind blowingly structurally sound. You'll wish you could tent up and treehouse for the night. It's inspiring. Best part? He's still adding to this site so it will forever change and if you send junk his way by mail you may see something you recognize! As I walked out and asked a question he'd probably heard a million times "is there some kind of structure under here?" he replied simply, "everything is everything." And now I think I worship him.
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Cathedral of Junk
- Mon - Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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