San Antonio, Texas: Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

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Address:
239 Abiso Ave., San Antonio, TX
Directions:
Due south of the airport. I-410 exit 22. South on Broadway a little over two miles. At 6021 Broadway (Jefferson State Bank) bear right onto Townsend Ave., then make the second right onto Abiso Ave. Drive two blocks, then make a right on Arbutus St. The address is 239 Abiso, but the garage is around the corner on Arbustus.
Hours:
Call first, please give Barney enough time to get ready. (Call to verify)
Phone:
210-824-7791
Admission:
Free
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Toilet Seat Art Museum. Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum
For over 50 years Barney Smith, retired master plumber, has turned 1,000+ toilet seats into works of art in his garage, and loves visitors. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/10/2013]

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Toilet Seat Artist. Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

He's 93 years old. Great man! Barney Smith's got a great memory. You better get there before he's gone. Only in America!

[Andy, 04/06/2015]
Barney Smith and visitor. Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

You have to stop by and meet Barney Smith and see his toilet seat collection. What an amazing person. I loved his collection and his tour. He answered questions and told us lots of stories about his toilet seat art.

[Kim G., 01/04/2015]

Barney Smith is America's elder statesmen of roadside attractions (and toilet set art). He was born in 1921!

Barney Smith. Barney Smith Toilet Seat Art Museum

Barney Smith just might be the most adorable old man ever. Skip the Alamo -- this is where the real heart of San Antonio lives. I literally could have stayed and listened to Barney Smith talk all day long. He is so proud of his little talk show video that he asks you to watch. And I hope that you geocache or letterbox, because he will tell you how he became part of those communities and insist that you check in. He will tell you about any toilet seat that you look at, and each of them come with such a fantastic story.

[Danielle O, 09/08/2013]
Barney Smith. Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Museum

Had a lovely visit with Barney Smith. Signed my Tennessee license plate and his state guest book. I found him to be warm, funny, and charming. I could have visited all day, but he was working on a 15th year Pooch Parade seat. He wanted RoadsideAmerica.com to know that he will be 92 in May and that he has completed 1,062 toilet seats. My favorite seat was the Wizard of Oz; his favorite is, "When Earth's Last Picture is Painted." I recommend this stop for everyone.

[celia rodgers, 04/15/2013]

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