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Uncommon Objects

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Address: 1512 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2437
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+1 512-442-4000
11:00 - 20:00
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I'd agree with previous comments about the pricing sometimes tending towards the ridiculous. However, there are some more reasonably priced items if you're prepared to root... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd agree with previous comments about the pricing sometimes tending towards the ridiculous. However, there are some more reasonably priced items if you're prepared to root through. Not cheap, but then they are located in South Congress so that's not really a surprise. Even if you don't buy anything, though, it's an incredible place to walk through and marvel at... More 

Thank malina168
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This place will take you back in time. The have an interesting array of items from all over the world. While walking though each section you will see interesting jewelry, antique items, and pictures from different periods of time. There is a lot of history in the store and stories with every item you view. This is a must stop... More 

Thank Eli B
Dallas, United States
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Uncommon Objects is a curiosity shoppe on South Congress that will leave you feeling like you've fallen from a "real world" to a bizarre Wonderland. The collection of curiosities will truly leave you wondering, sometimes give you pause, and sometimes give you the creeps. Unfortunately, the prices for most objects will shake you awake to reality. In spite of the... More 

Thank Donald W
Dallas, Texas
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1,845 reviews
508 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Cool oddities shop on S Congress but very over priced. We walked around a minute they wouldn't budge on any of the prices on there skull collections. I don't see how they stay open as no one was buying anything. Cool for a walk through.

Thank wick1979
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Our child was eager to visit after hearing recommendations about this SoCo destination, and to say we all left a little creeped out would be an understatement. First off, there are some cool and very unique items in this antique shop, from old toys, hardware and art work to post cards from early last century. But then there are the... More 

Thank NewsCruzer
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1,068 reviews
497 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great stuff / but most of it is ridiculously overpriced. Most people are just browsing / and not buying. Including me. I wandered around for some entertainment for a bit / laughed when I saw my Ouija Board selling for $65. Worth a walk through. Staff very nice. They don't seem concerned about people not buying anything. If they are... More 

Thank rollngstone
San Antonio, Texas
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108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Uncommon Objects is now an institution. You literally never know what you'll find there, from funky vintage clothing to mid century home furnishings, anything is possible. Good prices, too. SOCO and ATX approved.

Thank guitarspeak
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very interesting place and a MUST visit shop for TOURISTS! There's a bunch of random things in here and it's set up like an organized hoarder museum. I love it! There are a lot of knickknacks all over the place. Make sure to stop by and take a look! I loved their witty greeting cards and the creepy doll heads!... More 

Thank caliiitrav
Dripping Springs, Texas
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456 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The creativity on exhibition here is very special. It is not all things to all people, but it does have something for everyone. Not only do we always great ideas here, we typically find something that we "just have to have!" On South Congress, there are far too many shops that are selling the "same stuff" in most of them.... More 

Thank 1234texas
Bethany, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This shop is super fun to poke around in. There are a lot of incredibly unique things on display, and it's a wondrous place to behold. That being said, all the prices are definitely at the highest end of pieces values so don't expect to buy anything. Consider it as more of a museum exhibit. It's a great way to... More 

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