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“Peace, beauty and tranquility”

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Ranked #48 of 317 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Peace, beauty and tranquility”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The type of experience that is right in your backyard but you may not take the time to enjoy until you have company. The sculptures are beautiful as is the landscape surrounding them. Wraps you in a cocoon of tranquility while the city madness rages around you.

1 Thank DHansen160
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Austin, Texas
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have wondered through this garden since it opened. I love Umlauf and have his art...The Garden is a beautiful honor of his work and such a pretty space!

Visited December 2012
1 Thank lettucecook
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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful oasis in central Austin, right next to Zilker Park. Umlauf was a talented and humble man who did some amazing work, and the gardens and facility displaying his works are worth the trip. In addition to his sculptures, there is also the treat of wandering through the gardens which have lovely water features, lots of trees, and overall calming effects. Weddings are sometimes held here, and I can see why! Find it and enjoy it! Be sure to check the days and hours its open before you go.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Linda H
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“Umlauf is Perfect”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We spent a perfect shaded afternoon at the Umlauf. They provided a search-and-find activity for the kids which kept them entertained and helped them focus on some of the details of the sculptures. Loved that! The garden is beautiful and lush. There are plenty of benches to stop for a break. We also enjoyed the video inside the museum that discussed the history of the place.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank kdlady123
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“Umlauf Sculptures”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you don't visit soon, you'll miss out. The family is selling the scuptures, which are awesome, and worth a visit.

1 Thank UptonChicky
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Samantha E, Guest Relations Manager at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
The sculptures in the garden are part of the museum's permanent collection and initial gift from Charles Umlauf to the City of Austin. The sale of other Umlauf works is currently taking place through a gallery unrelated to the museum. The museum has no affiliation with the sale of Umlauf works of art. Please visit the museum to see more of our permanent collection rotate through the gallery each quarter and thank you for visiting the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum!
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