Cathedral of Junk
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (5)
- Cathedral of JunkOct 23, 2013
Austin has its own cathedral and, it's weird naturally. Famed local "yardist" Vince Hannemann constructed a three-story, mixed-and-matched "Cathedral of Junk" just outside his home in the local Bouldin Creek neighborhood. It's a Spike Jonze-esque amalgamation, made from an otherworldly collection of more than 60 tons of reclaimed bicycle and auto parts, record players and random oddities, like old microwaves and pairs of crutches, that enchants children and the young at heart alike. Pose for pictures in the cathedral's assorted spaces, like the popular Throne Room, for a uniquely Austin souvenir.
- Cathedral of JunkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Remember that huge fort you and your siblings built in the backyard years ago? This is even more amazing than that. Think multi-level maze fort made complete and entirely of the coolest most captivating junk ever. Beware it’s just some guys backyard. So when you pull up to a house in a random neighborhood, if you see junk in the front yard, you’re in the right place. Admission is free, but they accept donations. If you’re as impressed as we were, it’ll be worth donating.