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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

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Address: 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453
Phone Number: +1 512-445-5582
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Museum and garden dedicated to the works of American sculptor Charles...

Museum and garden dedicated to the works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf. The garden holds over 40 sculptures, framed by nature. Inside the gallery, rotating exhibits of Umlauf's more obscure pieces and other similar artists are on display. There are everyday activities for children and regular workshops/lectures for art-lovers of all ages.

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Pleasant walk thru park like setting with sculptures..definitely worth a visit..inside area nice too..

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pleasant walk thru park like setting with sculptures..definitely worth a visit..inside area nice too..

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been expecting to spend an hour or more in a much larger sculpture garden with sculptures by many different artists and was somewhat taken aback when I realized the small scale of the grounds. At the time of my visit, the vast majority of sculptures were by Charles Umlauf and only one that I could see was by... More 

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Chester, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I love bronzes and found the setting and display delightful. It was easy to find by taxi, otherwise I would have been lost.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

If you are into weird places - you've found a gold mine. If not, keep driving. It is small, takes about 10 minutes to fully walk the park and see all there is to see. The statues are not all positioned with great visibility in mind and the greenery has grown up on many to block the views even further.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Lovely location within distance from Zilker park. A relaxing interactive display of both art and sculpture well place in a small semicircle with minimal hike and walking. Good for families to bring their children that can do their own sculpting and school activity with easy access to downtown south Austin venues near the Zilker and Townlake area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

A welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Austin. Great sculptures set in a large garden. A leaflet explained the meaning of each sculpture and they were carefully placed around the gardens for maximum effect. Some were very moving and touched the heart. The mother & child , small baby were just very evocative and moving. The enlarged size... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I visited Umlauf Sculpture Garden with my sister while in Austin. I suppose it's an okay retreat, but we just were not terribly impressed by it.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We traveled to Austin for the first time to attend a wedding at this magical place. It far exceeded our expectations. It is hidden away virtually in the middle of the bustling city but you feel like you are out in the countryside. On arrival, we toured the grounds and admired the outdoor sculpture garden while sipping champagne. The ceremony... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a very serene and beautiful garden. It was a delight to see all the sculptures while strolling outside in perfect weather.

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is a must-see and you can spend as long or as little amount of time. I had never heard of Charles Umlauf until today. He was a German immigrant who came to the USA; based on his sculptures UT offered him a teaching position and here he stayed. This garden and museum is where he lived and sculpted. He,... More 

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