THE BEER CAN HOUSE
Visit The Beer Can House
"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.
THE BEER CAN HOUSE IS NOW OPEN FOR TOURS ON SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS FROM 2PM-6PM.
Tours run every 30 minutes, and advanced ticketing is required for entry.
For more information and to purchase a tour ticket, click here.
From June through August, The Beer Can House is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12-5pm. From September through May, The Beer Can House will is open Saturdays and Sundays from 2-6pm. The Beer Can House is closed on most major holidays.
Admission to The Beer Can House is $5.00. Children under 12 are FREE. Group tours and field trips are available for booking here.
NOTE: The Orange Show 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.