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Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

Address: 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX (The Museum District)
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Ranked #33 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Outdoors

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Houston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just across the street from the main MFA buildings, is the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden. Do not miss this peaceful and beautiful spot. The sculpture is varied and world-class. Benches and trees, too.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

15 to 20 minutes unless u want to enjoy lunvh or snack here. Nice and peaceful with art statues for ur viewing pleasure.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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509 reviews 509 reviews
179 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 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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239 helpful votes 239 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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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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