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Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX (The Museum District)
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Ranked #42 of 175 Attractions in Houston
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Now, I love a sculpture garden, and the Cullen is a treat. It's open early so so can beat the heat and get there before the Houston Fine Art Museum (opposite) opens. It's also a good shady place to at lunch, as they have some food trucks next to it.

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Houston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Tucked in behind trees and a wall across from fine arts museum, this is a nice little gem. Great place to grab a sandwich and sit among the statues, enjoying the peace and quiet. And the sculptures are great too!

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Buffalo, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Its worth a walk through and a nice place to grab some lunch. Spent 15 mins walking threw the park, snapped a few photos and grabbed some lunch at The Waffle bus which was a first for me. My favorite Sculpture in Adam, made of bronze from 1889.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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468 reviews 468 reviews
171 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Very nice to walk through when vsiiting the museum district, eg. when going from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Museum of Comtemporary art. Wonderful atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A wonderful collection of sculptures in a lovely , green tree filled setting. The whole space was beautifully designed so the great variety of trees provide an architectural backdrop. The sculptures evoked a wide variety of emotions from smiles, laughter, sadness, admiration, pleasure, intrigue. We were impressed to see a Rodin, Miro, Matisse as well as contemporary American and European... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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124 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We apparently got too close to a sculpture and an over-active security guard jumped out of his seat and waved his hands and said “HEY”. Ok message received we were too close; however he continued to follow us the rest of our visit. Every time we would turn around he would be there staring at us. It felt like we... More

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I live a block from the MFAH and this is actually my dog's favorite place to go! The area is quiet and there are few people viewing the art. The sculptures are amazing and cover a wide variety of artists. The grass is also lush!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The weather was beautiful and it was a perfect day for a stroll through the sculpture garden. It's not very big, should only take about 45 minutes to walk around and see the art. Nice place to sit and reflect, enjoy a snack or picnic lunch, and be surrounded by such famous art. All ages will enjoy this beautiful garden!... More

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Houston, TX
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Yes, you can still hear the traffic on Bissonet & Montrose, but you're tucked away & isolated from all of the distractions that Houston has acquired over the years.

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Houston, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Not a great collection, but it's free and worth a walk through after visiting the MFA or Contemporary Art Museums near by.

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