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Tours for Two or Four at Beer Can House (Half Off)

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Janet C. · 13 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed April 7, 2014
Be prepared to take photos

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Maureen Y. · 5 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed March 3, 2014
The tour is worthwhile! It's a cool and cute little house with very interesting history. Worth a short trip on a weekend afternoon!

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Heather C. ·
Reviewed January 6, 2014
The tour was really great. The Beer Can House is definitely a unique Houston gem!

What You'll Get


To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father's skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $5 for a guided tour of the Beer Can House for two (a $10 value)
  • $10 for a guided tour of the Beer Can House for four (a $20 value)

Tour guides lead visitors through the preserved house’s interior, allowing guests an up-close look at the house's beer-can-covered structures and a video about its history. The house is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 360 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Beer Can House


After retiring from his upholstering job at the Southern Pacific Railroad, John Milkovisch spent his free time building structures around his house and drinking beers with his wife Mary. But when he ran out of space for building, he decided to use up his extra beer cans to create a shiny siding for his structures and his house. He began in 1968, and within 20 years he had completely covered his property with an estimated 50,000 aluminum and glass cans. The result was both fashionable and functional, with swaying garlands tinkling in the breeze, strings of cans adding a luster to all surfaces of the house, and the protective weight of the cans even helping cut the house’s energy costs. But you can’t have a house this striking and not get noticed. So pretty soon people began making trips to see this can-covered house, and in 2007, it was moved into the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Now guests can peer inside the house and examine the structures without getting chased by the owner's beer can-covered dog. The house’s guided tours also feature a documentary that covers the history of the project since its inception forty years ago.

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