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Liberty Hill, Texas: Terry Tunes, Yard Artist

Terry "Tunes" Parks is a friendly fellow who's filling his yard with large sculptures -- a big cow skull, a Tiki head, a 10-foot-long banana -- covered with discarded toys.

608 San Gabriel Ranch Rd, Liberty Hill, TX
From Hwy 29 in Liberty Hill turn north (no stoplight) onto County Rd 214. Drive 2.5 miles. Bear left onto San Gabriel Ranch Rd. Drive a half-mile. Look for the big front yard boot on the left.
Donations of old toys are welcome.
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Wall of dolls and Barbies.

Terry Tunes, Yard Artist

Fun little stop off the beaten path. These two brothers have been living here for over a decade. building odd things out of discarded and donated toys. If you are lucky. one of the brothers will greet you outside and take you on a personal tour. Each large piece of art might look quirky -- maybe even creepy -- to some, but they all stay true to their theme of honoring various music artists. We really enjoyed our little tour.

[Cheryl, 07/10/2022]

Yard art.

Terry Tunes, Yard Artist

Terry and his brother Scotty have been working on the yard art for years. They work on the exhibits daily and love to meet with visitors and explain each piece. Just a short drive from north Austin, absolutely worth the trip.

[Julianne Cappadonna, 07/28/2017]
Terry Tunes, Yard Artist

Terry "Tunes" Parks is an old hippie who spends his time making large and crazy sculptures in his yard. He uses old broken toys donated by kids young and old that stop by, attaching them to wire frames he builds by hand. When you pull up into the driveway, chances are he will already be outside working and will excitedly come to greet you. I have never met a roadside artist so passionate about people enjoying his work.

All of his stuff is named after punny, hippie, rock music. Brush up on your Velvet Underground because there is an Andy Warhol banana, and that is just the beginning. There's a guitar, an Easter Island head, teepee, and it's Texas so expect a giant cow skull and a light-up cowboy boot.

Terry and his wife Sue are just amazing salt-of-the-earth hippies. They've built their house on stuff they've found of the side of the road, and love to show off the quirks. They enjoy the visitors. It's a little ways away from Austin, out in the boonies, but once you get to the road, it's pretty easy to find. After all, there's not a lot of houses in the area with a massive boot in the front yard.

[Danielle, 05/15/2016]

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