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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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Beautiful Sculpture Park

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is a visit worthy of interest. The Park is beautiful with many interesting sculptures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Oksboel, Denmark
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The sculpture of Charles Umlauf is incredibly varied, but all of it is very accessible, as well. The works are nestled throughout a lovely garden, complete with a very beautiful pond and a path to a waterfall. A short, but very well-produced and informative film runs continuously to let the visitors understand the artist. There is also a small gallery... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is a visit worthy of interest. The Park is beautiful with many interesting sculptures.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We enjoyed walking around this small sculpture garden featuring animals, religious figures and nudes. We were unfamiliar with the sculptor before the visit, but now appreciate his talents. His yearly visits to Italy are reflected in the subject matter of many of his sculptures. There are a number of benches where you can sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The... More 

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Address: Address: 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512-445-5582
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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