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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453
+1 512-445-5582
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Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Peaceful with plenty of parking.

The garden is not huge but has trails that make it seem bigger. Trails are easy to navigate but... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
Austin, United States
Nice Urban Sculpture Garden

Charles Umlauf was a prominent Austin based sculptor and teacher. His former home is now a... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
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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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605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453
+1 512-445-5582
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

The garden is not huge but has trails that make it seem bigger. Trails are easy to navigate but some gravel. Visit the indoor museum first to understand the sculpture. Don't go on a hot day.

Thank 814jamesu
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Charles Umlauf was a prominent Austin based sculptor and teacher. His former home is now a pleasant sculpture garden and exhibition space. This is a nice 90 minute culture stop in the center of the city. Not overwhelming, and no one will have the chance...More

Thank jeff3545
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

With a student ID, it's only $1 to see the gardens and the museum. So you more than get your money's worth. The museum features a recreation of Umlauf's workplace. They moved his actual tools and workbenches down from his house on the hill (which...More

Thank kendragayle24
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

$5 to get in, per person. Staff were friendly. Parking very limited. I'd allow for 30 mins to view the garden and 30 mins for the museum (we only had a quick look at the museum). I think they also had a documentary showing. Statue...More

Thank J20ELA111
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went on a rare summer morning when the temperature was around 80 degrees. The grounds were so green due to the record rainfall over the past 11 days, which created a beautiful oasis in the city. The actual area of sculptures and paths is...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed August 22, 2016

My friends got married here. It's a great place to stroll through after a day at Barton Springs. Nicely shaded and beautiful art.

Thank triptaker1981
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I went to a gala last spring and the restaurants represented were terrific! The variety and quality of choices to taste was amazing and fun. I loved how they provided wine choices also. They had a really terrific silent auction with very unique items.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed July 18, 2016

It would have been nicer if the weather was better..100 degrees. The park is smaller than I thought it would be, but very nice.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I've been here twice. Once for a wedding reception and once with my boyfriend. Both times it felt very special and romantic. The garden is just the right size and has so many beautiful statues.

Thank ladydiholmes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

It is free to the public this summer due to large donation from one of their sponsors. I was a tag-a-long with my son and his girlfriend who wanted to go. I loved every bit of it. The lay out of the garden was so...More

Thank Sandra H
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Response from Cobdr | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs in the garden. I expect not.
Mitch J
January 24, 2017|
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Response from MCW-Austin | Reviewed this property |
There are other places in Austin that might welcome such services, though. The Butterfly Garden and the Zilker Rose Garden, for ex.