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MaryandJohn.jpg"Ripley's Believe It or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans adorn this monument to recycling."

John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, started his project now known as the Beer Can House in 1968 when he began inlaying thousands of marbles, rocks, and metal pieces into concrete and redwood to form unique landscaping features. When the entire front and back yard were completely covered because he "got sick of mowing the grass", he turned to the house itself and began adding aluminum siding - aluminum beer can siding, that is. Over the next 18 years the house disappeared under a cover of flattened beer cans for both practical and decorative reasons. Garlands made of cut beer cans hanging from the roof edges not only made the house sing in the wind, but also lowered the family's energy bills. Ripley's Believe It or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans adorn this monument to recycling.
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Visit the Beer Can House 

The Beer Can House was named the #1 Houston Landmark in 2010 by Click2Houston 

The Beer Can House is currently open for its regular schedule, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5PM, weather permitting.

During the Summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day) The Beer Can House is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm.

 We are closed most major holidays.  We may be able to open during other hours for your group tour or private rental - Please call our office at 713-926-6368 or email for special rates.

NOTE: The Beer Can House is a No Open Carry site. Pursuant to Section 30.07 we reserve the right to ask you to leave should you openly carry a firearm onto the premises.


Admission to the Beer Can House grounds is $5.00 per person and includes museum exhibits and a film inside the house.  Children 12 and under are free.  Field trips have additional fees.