Abita Springs, Louisiana: UCM Museum - Bassigator MonsterBassigator Monster and UFO Crash Site -- two of many strange exhibits in "Louisiana's most eccentric museum."
UCM Museum - Abita Mystery House
- 22275 Hwy 36, Abita Springs, LA
- I-12 exit onto Hwy 59, then four miles north to town. At the traffic light (the only one in town), turn right (southeast) for one block. In the downtown historic district.
- Daily 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
- $3 if you are over 3 yrs old.
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
Visitor Tips and News About UCM Museum - Bassigator Monster
We returned to this place and wow -- they added more stuff and changed things around so that I actually enjoyed it more. They still have the big bassigator, the 32-foot-long alligator, etc.. This place is hard to describe: a little junk, a like kitsch, a little folk art, a little arcade room, a little garden, a little public aquarium, a little fun house, and they now have a cave -- something rare for Louisiana. I recommend this for anyone with a sense of humor. It is not for everyone, but most people will be impressed. This is the same place as the UCM Museum. They seem to have two names.[BigMaloney, 01/28/2013]
The owner let our daughter feed the turtles, which made her day. The whole place had so much to look at and so much original art. We loved it![Thomas, 05/22/2012]
One of the most incredible places I have ever seen, and I have been all over the world. We met the owner and he is wild and crazy. He seems to have his hands in a lot of things. This place is full of weird collections, old arcade machines, odd taxidermy, some live giant turtles, a cave, a house dedicated to a megatronic hot sauce collection, and more. You could spend all day looking at this stuff. Some people would definitely call it a junk collection, but it is really more than that. It is extremely hard to describe.[TheBigMaloney, 04/29/2012]
This is a "must see" if you're within striking distance! So many interesting exhibits, and the curator is very cordial. Be sure and put a quarter in the fortune teller machine![L Judy, 03/23/2012]
This was our third trip to this fantastic place. There is so much stuff - old arcade machines, two-headed alligators, and things like that. New on this visit was an abandoned gold mine. While we were there the owner let us see his private studio.[Jackie Tank, 03/02/2012]