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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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Sculptures of every kind.

Everyone will find their favorite sculpture here. Bonus - it is free this summer to go see it. Teens got a kick out of trying to guess the name of the sculpture without looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
jsknight20
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Austin, Texas

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South Wales, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

At the beginning of the month, my wife and I went on a road-trip down to Texas. Austin is always a favorite stop to make. On a particular warm Austin day, we went swimming at a local swimming hole, and we happened to pass by these gardens on our way out. We are often on a tight budget, so it... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited the garden on a trip to Austin. I had been there before for a weeding, but it was a treat to go back and show it to my wife. The artwork is fantastic, but it is the layout of the garden itself that struck us the most. Those sculptures could not ask for a more beautiful setting, even... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Everyone will find their favorite sculpture here. Bonus - it is free this summer to go see it. Teens got a kick out of trying to guess the name of the sculpture without looking at the legend on the map. They got several right.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 22 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 16 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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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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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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