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)
$4 if your are over 4 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

This place is a lot larger and more detailed than it looks like from the outside. You could spend an hour in one section and still not see everything, it's so dense. Unfortunately one section, The Shed of Revelations, was closed when we were there. There was also another section under construction, but they at least let you walk through it.

The owner, John Premble, was working the register. and was extremely friendly. Lots of locals were coming by and popping into the gift shop, so the place had a nice sense of community.

John's also trying to open up a larger installation in New Orleans after the success of places like MeowWolf in New Mexico.

[Sam, 10/05/2018]
Abita Mystery House

Make sure you get a hilarious fortune from Sister Claire Veaux... best part of the museum.

[Lindsay Sproul & Julie Buck, 08/01/2018]

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]

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