|What is it?
||The extraordinary village of Tressa Prisbrey, made entirely out of bottles!
|What makes it historical?
||The guide says: This fantastic assemblage is one of California’s remarkable Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments. In 1956, Tressa Prisbrey, then nearly 60 years old, started building a fanciful “village” of shrines, walkways, sculptures, and buildings from recycled items and discards from the local dump. She worked for 25 years creating one structure after another to house her collections. Today, Bottle Village is composed of 13 buildings and 20 sculptures.
Other tidbits: This landmark is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places!
|HOW CAN I HELP KEEP IT HISTORICAL?
- You can pay the entrance fee and contribute toward site maintenance, sign design, and other visitor services!
- You can volunteer with the Bottle Village!
- You can donate to the Bottle Village!
- You can be a responsible visitor! That means respecting the signs and pathways and treating all structures and artifacts with respect! After all, they’ve endured a lot already to make it into the present! They’ll need our help to make it to the future!
|How do I find it?
4595 Cochran St
Simi Valley, CA 93062
Yup! That’s correct!
From Los Angeles: ~37mi (60km) — 0.7hrs
From Sacramento: ~378mi (609km) — 6.3hrs
From San Diego: ~157mi (253km) — 2.7hrs
From San Francisco: ~375mi (604km) — 6.3hrs
|When should I go?
||Tours are available by reservation only and don’t follow a set schedule! To book a tour of the Bottle Village, you can go to their Facebook Page!