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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

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Address: 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512-445-5582
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Museum and garden dedicated to the works of American sculptor Charles...
Museum and garden dedicated to the works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf. The garden holds over 40 sculptures, framed by nature. Inside the gallery, rotating exhibits of Umlauf's more obscure pieces and other similar artists are on display. There are everyday activities for children and regular workshops/lectures for art-lovers of all ages.
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Worth a walk thru

we decided to check this out on our visit to town. Interesting sculptures & a lovely setting. It didn't take us more than 45 minutes to stroll through. You could linger, if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped by the Umlauf Sculpture Garden after leaving the Zilker Botanical Garden (it's only about 2 blocks away). It's a small sculpture garden so it doesn't take very long to wind your way around. The sculpture subjects range from animals to religious to children & family. There's a museum that houses rotating exhibits, unfortunately, they were between exhibits when... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

we decided to check this out on our visit to town. Interesting sculptures & a lovely setting. It didn't take us more than 45 minutes to stroll through. You could linger, if you like, with benches & a visitor's center.

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Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a free hour one afternoon and decided to walk the short distance from our rental cottage to the Umlauf. We were certainly glad that we did. We lost track of time as we ambled from one sculpture to the next, reading the short explanatory notes in the guide. The Umlauf provided a welcome break from the heat and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Doesn't take long to view this attraction but worth the effort getting there. This chap certainly was talented and generous in nature to leave his treasures for the citizens of Austin to enjoy,

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Vineland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

On my own for the first time on a business trip to Austin. I discovered this absolute joy of a refuge. I was looking to spend a half hour and ended up still walking around and taking it all in 2 hours later. I was in awe of the peace I felt here. I was the only one there and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The serenity and peacefulness of the Umlauf makes this an enchanting experience any time of year, any time of day. The heavy shade trees helps to make the light 'golden' all day long, so captivating photos of the sculptures is a surety.

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Bozeman, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I enjoyed the sculptures that were there, however new landscaping and renovations in progress during my visit detracted from my overall experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After hiking around Austin Downtown and South Congress Avenue, this wonderful little park was a beautiful spot for a rest. There are several sculptures of lovers in various stages of Amor so maybe one will inspire your sweetie. The art is as beautiful as the grounds it's displayed in.

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fleetwood, ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great morning exploration and a quick cab ride from hotels on Congress street, Umlauf is a short and sweet walk around lovely grounds with some thoughtful landscaping and lovely sculptures. Won't take you long to see the whole thing, so make it a part of a larger exploration of that area of town altogether! Most impressive part is that... More 

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Austin, TX
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Well, I've lived in Austin 10 years and finally got to go to Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Part of this is the limited hours (closing at 4 PM on a Saturday). I'm really glad I got to see this. The park is nicely landscaped, set in a beautiful Hill Country scene with a man made creek running through it. The sculptures... More 

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