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The Abita Mystery House, formally known as the UCM Museum (it stands for Unusual Collections and Mini-town) is the destination you didn’t even know you needed in your life. With an unabashedly wacky folk art aesthetic and thousands (really, thousands) of experimental taxidermy, found objects, quirky art pieces, and cobbled-up inventions, it amounts to a cathedral to kooky Americana. It may come off like a tourist trap, but more likely you’ll be mingling with grinning locals.

Abita Mystery House, Abita Springs

Abita Mystery House

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The Abita Mystery House, formally known as the UCM Museum (it stands for Unusual Collections and Mini-town) is the destination you didn’t even know you needed in your life. With an unabashedly wacky folk art aesthetic and thousands (really, thousands) of experimental taxidermy, found objects, quirky art pieces, and cobbled-up inventions, it amounts to a cathedral to kooky Americana. It may come off like a tourist trap, but more likely you’ll be mingling with grinning locals.