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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Address: 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512-445-5582
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Ranked #49 of 143 Attractions in Austin
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum and garden dedicated to the works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf. The garden holds over...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Bozeman, Montana
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
82 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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Austin, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I wouldn't necessarily say it's a must see in Austin, but if you have extra time (or are really into art and sculptures) I would suggest this! Beautiful grounds and when we went, the gentleman at the front desk told us they are trying to restore the house on the property and possibly open that up to the public at... More 

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North Dakota
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A beautiful April spring afternoon in Austin. Especially after being inside all day from a work trip. Bring a friend and take time to read and talk about the sculptures. Take the short path to an overlook of a man-made brook and sit on the stone seat and let yourself unwind. (Note: Sculpture garden has real figures of men and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Smaller than I expected, but nice grounds nonetheless. We unknowingly visited during "family day" and it was a pleasant surprise that we didn't have to pay to get in. Even though it was during a "free day", it wasn't too packed and felt very calming.

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This garden is very well laid out, with periodically changing exhibitions presented in the museum. On the day we were there in February, 2014, a set of sculptures was featured that compared/contrasted the works of Charles Umlauf with his contemporary, Charles Williams (the former tending toward realism, the latter toward abstraction).. Visitors are provided with very nicely-produced guides, which contain... More 

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Kemah, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The day we visited, Sunday after Christmas, admission to this museum was free. There were some interesting pieces on exhibit inside, but the heart of the venue is the sculpture garden. The cast bronze and aluminum statues are placed throughout the garden, and each is labeled. There are benches to sit on in case one wants to just survey the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you're thinking of going to a fun sculpture garden with loads of interesting pieces that show a variety of art styles, this isn't the place. My mistake was thinking that this would be like some of those grand public sculture gardens in other major cities where there are collections of a variety of sculptural styles and sizes. Here, it's... More 

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