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Go! Go! Go! Amazing history collection of are and history.

This was was my wife and I's second day in Texas (visiting from Canada) and we stopped in here as... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
C3282HFbens
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Calgary, Canada
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A Lasting Memory which will make you Smile !

If you love people who have a sense of humor and an obsession that they can share - you are gonna... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Lynn G
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Toilet-seat art set up in someone's private garage; admission is free.
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239 Abiso Ave, Alamo Heights, TX 78209-5103
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This was was my wife and I's second day in Texas (visiting from Canada) and we stopped in here as were in San Antonio for a few days with a friend. 97 year old Barney Smith has about 1400 toilet seats that he has done...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C3282HFbens
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Barney loves visitors and is so devoted to his craft. He has detailed log books, with all of his inventory and a guest book to sign according to his system . We brought him candy and nanaimo bars as he loves treats, also a Manitoba...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank samanthandtravismom
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you love people who have a sense of humor and an obsession that they can share - you are gonna love this place.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lynn G
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Great place, small garage museum loaded with toilet seats from the King of the commode- Barney Smith- great find in a residential area of Alamo Heights- call before you go so he can open up the museum. Great guy!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank leslietx
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing. Barney was kind enough to let us come even though it was raining. He spent a good hour with us talking about his different pieces, and we signed our state toilet seat. So glad we decided to make this trip out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kristen S
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I thought this tour would take about 10 minutes, I ended up being there for an hour. I think Barney said he was up to over 1500 toilet seats. There are scenes from everything imaginable. Barney takes a lot of pride in his artwork and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a fine time with Barney and his spectacular museum! This is a must do for ALL AGES. Free but get a reservation with Barney

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Caroline and Ji... V
Reviewed June 1, 2017

If you are in San Antonio, Barney's Toilet Seat Museum should really be on your must visit list. Barney himself is just prescious. And he has a ton of stories to tell. The museum is placed in his garage, so it is quite small but...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank stinapf
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Barney is awesome he has put so much effort into his passion for toilt seat lids. He has so many stories. If you ever get a chance stop by and see him.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank patrick g
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Barney is a sweet man, who's drawn out his life, his experiences and his interpretation upon the lids of toliets! We weren't sure what to think.. but he was warm, friendly and full of fun stories. Thanks so much Barney.

Date of experience: March 2017
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HannahNJ
December 8, 2018|
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Response from samanthandtravismom | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to call ahead and make sure Barney is going to be home. I do not think you could get here by bus. You could probably take the bus to the McNay and walk to the museum which is about a 20 minute walk.
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Jenniferh67
December 22, 2014|
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Response from CaboDude | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenniferh67, since Barney runs the museum from his house he really has no set hours. What we did was called Barney the morning we were planning on visiting and Barney asked what time we would arrive and he waited for us... More
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Jenniferh67
December 22, 2014|
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Response from crusadercc | Reviewed this property |
Can't tell you for sure, as I visited on a Saturday. I highly doubt he leaves the house much any more, if at all, judging by his age and mobility. Probably worth just calling to ask! :-)
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