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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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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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A Nice 30-Minute Stroll

We had a nice 30-minute stroll through the gardens, which were part of Umlauf's estate and now feature many of his beautiful sculptures. I was disappointed that there was a $5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Katie K

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful afternoon trip. There are many beautiful sculptures in a natural setting. Admission includes a walking tour guide of the art pieces. I think it is closed on Mondays so make sure you check the schedule before going. After taking guests here, our next stop is the Zilker Botanical Garden just down the road. Makes a wonderful... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter`s wedding and reception were held at beautiful Umlauf Sculpture Garden and it was spectacular. The event was Oct. of 2014 and I can`t believe that their is a more beautiful venue in Austin. Making arrangements for rental was easy and the staff very accomodating, and that same staff worked well with the caterers and other vendors. I guess... More 

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Thank jwstloiis
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice 30-minute stroll through the gardens, which were part of Umlauf's estate and now feature many of his beautiful sculptures. I was disappointed that there was a $5 charge per person for such a small garden (you could walk through in about 10 minutes; 30 is if you linger at each sculpture), but the student rate is... More 

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Thank Katie K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a nice peaceful stroll and see some interesting art. The kids can get picture searches to look for on the walk and turn is for a.prize. Our 5 year old had a great time searching.

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Thank James J
Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you appreciate sculpture, this is a wonderful attraction to visit. With over 50 sculptures to admire in a beautiful garden setting, it is the perfect place to step away from the busy city-streets. The admission was $5 per adult and it included a guidebook of the sculpture explanations. Guests are free to take photographs and wander around the gardens... More 

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Thank cherhuth
Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visited on a sunny and brisk day in December. The place is pretty small, both the inside exhibits, and the outside gardens themselves, but they are packed with exhibits. Umlauf's sculptures are "realist", and my tastes run more towards the abstract or modern, but I found a number of pieces of interest. The inside venue was showcasing the work... More 

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Thank random112358
Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

View the short video about Professor Umlauf's life before you visit the garden. It helped me to understand and appreciate how the sculpture garden came to be. Also a guide is available with information about each sculpture. A relaxing yet thought-provoking place.

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Thank Brenda B
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A great place to chill out. I love this place when I need peace and quiet for reflection. Now and then there are faux parents who don't control their brats and disrupt the quiet, but that is the same everywhere nowadays. Bring your camera!

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Thank La E
Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Peaceful and small enough you don't get tired. The sculptures were well placed allowing for some good pictures.

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Thank ShyWis
Texas
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Many statues and paths to enjoy. The statues are easily accessible for any angle a photographer would want.

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