Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

Abita Mystery House

  • 22275 Hwy. 36 Map It
  • Abita Springs

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

Artist John Preble's strange vision—sort of a Louisiana version of the Watts Towers of Los Angeles—is an obsessive collection of found objects (combs, old musical instruments, paint-by-number art, and taxidermy experiments gone horribly awry) set in a series of ramshackle buildings, including one covered in mosaic tiles. This museum is truly odd and entertaining, but not for clutter-phobes. Ask Preble if you can see his studio, where he creates paintings of green-eyed Creole beauties.

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22275 Hwy. 36, at Grover St., Abita Springs, Louisiana, 70420, United States

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  • $3
  • Daily 10–5

Published 07/24/2015


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