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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Barney Smith and his Alamo toilet seat.

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

In his garage museum, retired plumber Barney Smith continues to amaze with the still-growing display of his personal toilet seat artwork. He entertains visitors from all over the world. Barney turns 94 on May 25, 2015, and while he may have slowed down a bit, he's still creating story-telling masterpieces on toilet seat lids. None are for sale -- they're all hanging here.

Happy birthday Barney!

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/25/2015]

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's Toilet Seat Art Museum

Barney is such a delightful person. It was great chatting with him and learning about pieces of history that didn't get flushed away.

[Lis, 03/23/2015]

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!

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