Abita Springs, Louisiana: Abita Mystery House

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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 10-5 (Call to verify)
$3.00 if you are over 3 years old.
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Abita Mystery House.

Abita Mystery House
Bassigator Monster and UFO Crash Site -- two of many strange exhibits in "Louisiana's most eccentric museum." Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/24/2014]

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Abita Mystery House.

Abita Mystery House

The Abita Mystery House is going strong. When driving toward it, you'll enter a residential neighborhood. As soon as you think that this can't possibly be the place for a roadside museum, you'll see it on the corner.

It's full of amazing collections too numerous to take in all at once. Dioramas, UFOs, paint-by-numbers, hot sauce collections, pinball. Even a tribute to those "America Online, Get 250 Hours Free" computer discs. It's truly roadside attraction heaven!

We have to make special mention of the gift stop at the entrance/exit. So many fun and oddball things to browse. It was like looking through the crazy souvenirs of a roadside Stuckey's of my youth. I even found a plastic mood-reading fish.

[Craig & Katelyn Wingerson, 03/21/2015]
Abita Mystery House

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]
UCM Museum - Bassigator Monster

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]

Abita Mystery House sign.

Abita Mystery House a.k.a. UCM Museum

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]

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