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Benini Sculpture Ranch

377 Shiloh Road, Johnson City, TX 78636
(830) 868-5244
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Johnson City
Type: Art Galleries
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Austin, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have lived in Texas for 24 years. Apparently, this amazing place has been here for 14 years. I can't believe it took us this long to find it. You simply must go. Even if you just want an interesting hike and could care less about art....this is a great place. And if you do like art, WOW. There is... More

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Madison, Wi
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you like Art, you will enjoy this place. Kind of out of the way but worth the trip. Great stuff in the gallery and lots of sculptures along the drive thru. As the gallery is up for sale you have to call ahead to tour.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Today, we drove fron DFW, to see Benini Sculpture Ranch. We arrived to "closed gates". I was heartbroken to see the ranch was for sale and the gates closed. My son encouraged me to call the number on the gate. I called, a woman answered, who I assume was the gracious, Lorraine, I told her we cam a long way... More

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We were driving back to Austin from Fredericksburg and stopped just west of Johnson City to take a picture of a wonderful chrome & steel Longhorn sculpture on the side of the road. We saw a sign for the Sculpture Ranch 5.2 miles. What's a Sculpture Ranch? Let's go see! The drive through the hill country was beautiful with wild... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We were driving back from Fredericksburg and my wife saw a metal bull sculpture by the highway. She wanted a picture so we turned around and went back. While taking a photo we saw a sign for the Benini Sculpture Ranch. It is open the first weekend of each month until 6PM. It was 5:30 but we wanted to see... More

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San Antonio
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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Benini and his wife live on 140 acres with an indoor museum and a huge sculpture garden. The museum is a renovated hangar that has been totally redone and air conditioned. It is full of Benini paintings and sculpture as well as other artists. there is NO CHARGE to visit. After viewing the museum, you are invited to DRIVE through... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This ranch is huge and the sculptures are located outside as well as inside the gallery. The outside sculptures require driving around the ranch so give yourself at least 2 hours to view all. Fantastic!!!

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Discovered this little gem a few weeks ago. It's located in Johnson City en route to Fredericksburg and makes for a wonderful pit stop. You don't even have to get out of your car, entrance is FREE. We stopped by the museum and met the artist, very nice fellow (located on the property)! I highly recommend this place.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

No need to make it your only destination but if you are driving by, it is worth the about 2 hours to see everything. It's about a 2 mile drive to get to the location. The inside gallery is nice. The outside art as you drive onto the property is nice. Very interesting items.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Who would think that Johnson City, Tx (read President LBJ) would also be the home of a sculpture ranch that can't be described, it must be seen. Featured works from selected artists line the Texas Hill Country landscape. Inside the studio gallery, Lorraine and Benini will continue to provide a fascinating view of art and the ranch.

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