UCM Museum: Abita Mystery House

22275 Hwy 36, Abita Springs, Louisiana 70420 USA

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“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.

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This place was sooo much fun! I went on a date here and we loved it. It doesn't take long to go through the whole museum but it is definitely worth it. Read more

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Rather not say much, just needs some cleaning, little dirty and a friendlier manager. Read more

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Andi F.

I came back recently to revisit the Mystery House, and it has been added to since I was here last. Amazing spot, so much to look at. Admission is $5, but well worth every penny. It is a roadside... Read more

UCM Museum: Abita Mystery House

22275 Hwy 36
Abita Springs, Louisiana
70420 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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