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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Address: 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone Number: 407-647-6294
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum also offers guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel, an outdoor sculpture garden and a gift shop. The museum is the retirement home of 2004 Artists Hall of Fame recipient Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It's always nice to have something nice within walking distance from the downtown area. Beautiful gardening. The tour is very informative and interesting. Butterflies everywhere because of the amount of butterfly attracting flowers. The artist lived in this location and created many beautiful sculptures.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I confess that I hadn't heard of Czeck sculptor Albin Polasek but I found the tour of his old house, now a museum, and garden interesting. It is worth joining a tour to learn about the sculpter and his work. Polasek's strong Christian faith is reflected in his amazing works of art found in the house, chapel and garden. As... More

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Boca Raton, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We enjoyed the setting and the views of the sculpture from different locations on the grounds. The staff was so welcoming.

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's in the middle of Winter Park and sits on a lake in an old historic house. Well worth taking the tour. It's off the beaten path even though it is on a main street...Aloma...because people do not know about this delightful place. Doable in 3 hours or less. Enjoy the outdoors.

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Colorado Springs
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This sculpture's home has been preserved as a museum of his sculpture. A garden displays dozens of examples. Inside the house are the more delicate items. His amazing crucified Christ was commissioned by a cathedral in Omaha, NE.

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoy visiting this place! It's the former home of a prominent 20th century sculptor, set on beautifully landscaped lake-front property. Be sure to take the tour of the home and private chapel that is included in the price of admission. You'll get a nice overview of the artist and his life which will help you appreciate the artwork... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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71 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went with some friends. There is an admission charge (garden used to be free, but no longer) and if you are a member or belong to other museums, there is no charge for admissions. It is not a large garden and a large section is closed off and being returned to natural habitat. What we would walk through was... More

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Clermont, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was once the mansion of Czeck sculptor Albin Polasek. Now it is a museum and sculpture garden. There are art traveling art exhibits and permenit exhibits to depending on the month you visit. You can also rent space for your own special event. What a space that would be for a wedding. Several times per year they have free... More

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Miami, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We saw this and thought...why not? The gardens are so lovely. Small but much to see. You can take a seat and relax, watch the activity on the lake or the butterflies fluttering by, the clouds as the move over or meditate. The gallery is just small enough to not overwhelm but is full of eye catching things. The museum... More

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Orlando, FL
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The flowers, shubbery, and statuary competed for our attention. Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens are well worth the visit

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