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Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX (The Museum District)
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Ranked #38 of 165 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
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Houston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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372 reviews 372 reviews
129 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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104 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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The Woodlands, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Had lunch from the taco truck in the sculpture garden which was a nice break from the museum. Some of the sculptures don't grab me, and the plaques listing the names of the pieces and sculptors are rather small and sometimes not obviously placed.

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