“Louisiana's Most Eccentric Attraction”
If you are looking for things to do in New Orleans, the Abita Mystery House is less than an hour north in historic Abita Springs. This roadside attraction features a vintage service station, a 100yr old Louisiana Creole cottage, an exhibition hall of memorabilia and junk, and the much photographed House of Shards. Come see handmade folk art animated scenes of Southern life by Louisiana inventor / artist, John Preble. With the help of over 50,000 found and recycled objects, Preble created his own fantastic worlds: there's a Mardi Gras parade, a New Orleans jazz funeral, a rhythm and blues dance hall, a haunted Southern plantation, and much more! This joint was built with concrete, glass, wood, water, vision, and invention. Bring a sense of humor and an open mind. Have you ever walked along a foot path and stopped to pick up an interesting rock? John Preble has, thousands of times; and it wasn’t only rocks, there were bottles, bottle caps, license plates, springs, motors, pottery shards, and “what all.” And he didn’t throw any of it away, instead it all eventually came together in the fantastic man-made world known as the Abita Mystery House in Abita Springs, Louisiana.
Without a doubt one of the coolest places I've ever been! There's so much to see that I probably spent an hour there looking at everything even though its not very big square feet wise. Seriously if you're into 'offbeat attractions' this is exactly what you are looking for. Also while in the town check out the cafe a few blocks away, they have one of the best burger and fries I've ever had.
You could seriously spend all day in this place, even though it's tiny. Be sure to push all the buttons on the displays to see the animatronics come to life :)
The Abita Mystery House is a must-visit for any lover of roadside attractions! For only $3 admission you're treated to an incredible look inside the creation of artist and inventor John Preble. As one of the museum's signs says, "This is a place to push buttons." Be sure to bring your camera, and a handful of quarters for some of the Abita Mystery House's more interactive installations. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
This place is fantastic! It's like being in Pee Wee's playhouse but better! Probably one of the coolest places in the US!
Just go. Amazing. Overwhelm your senses. It's a mini House on The Rocks.
Very interesting place. Reminds me of all the cool things I wanted to buy when I would go to garage sales with my mom in the early 90's. It's an awesome collection of a bunch of forgotten relics. This is a great example of how anyone can be an artist. It just takes imagination and creativity, and some recycled junk. Bring the kids. They will love it.
Amazing tourist attraction. The girl working in the gift shop was very nice and attractive. The first thing you walk into is the amazing gift shop. You'll find tons of fun items and a lot of local creations. From the gift shop you'll find Peewee's play house/freak show/and old time arcade . It's all in a group of buildings linked together by walkways. The House Of Shards is amazing. If you don't like crazy clutter with a humorous spin, don't go.
In love with the Abita Mystery House! Brought my camera and spent quite some time looking around at all the marvelous trinkets. Very nice staff and so worth the price! Can't wait to go back another nice weekend.
This is surely by far one of the coolest places that I've been to! There was so much interesting stuff here; like home made inventions and displays that get activated with the push of a button. If you are also into vintage stuff, then this is for you. It was like a house of all the awesome things gathered from different times all stored in one place. It's like a museum of random things; from the artsy fartsy stuff, to junk; and everything in between.
Only $3 to enter, it's very bizarre and unique. I loved it
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UCM Museum - Abita Mystery House
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