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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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An introduction to Umlauf

This a lovely place for a leisurely stroll through a small sculpture garden. The sculpture is... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Ken B
wilds of New Jersey
Great Wedding Venue!

Absolutely gorgeous for a wedding. October wedding was nice and cool. Just right. Set candles... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Yolanda L
Austin, Texas
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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 24 April 2017

This a lovely place for a leisurely stroll through a small sculpture garden. The sculpture is (almost) all by one local artist, with whom I was previously unfamiliar. There is a short introductory film about the artist. The small indoor gallery contained a temporary exhibit...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Absolutely gorgeous for a wedding. October wedding was nice and cool. Just right. Set candles along the walk-over bridge, also at and around the ceremony site. Just perfect!

Thank Yolanda L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We and our travelling companions were not sure just what this was but wanted to take a look. Terrific decision! This is a outside garden of sculptures done by a long time art professor at University of Texas, Charles Umlauf. The location of the art...More

Thank GLM2468
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My son and granddaughter stopped by to let her touch the different textures of sculptures... Beautiful area but not too large to enjoy! Highly recommend strolling thru the garden and sculptures. Very relaxing and an art lovers paradise.

Thank Banshee694
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot for a wedding! Enjoyed the event and a stroll through the sculpture garden. It is a peaceful and natural space among the trees, and the rolls up and down through the sculptures.

Thank Cobdr
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place for a short stroll in any season. Accessible trail. Nice restrooms. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Thank Skip_N_Bud
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Umlauf created sculpture and drawings about Farah Fawcett who was his student. Sculptures in natural setting. Visit takes less than an hour.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

The gardens are nice enough. All the sculptures are by the same artist. The garden itself is very small, so about a 15 minute visit can see everything.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this place, but the grounds could use some manicuring. The sculpture is amazing and is arguably blended into a natural setting. As a local I go here often to just sit and reflect.

Thank 161louis
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We've toured this once & been to a wedding once. Lovely sculptures, interesting history; beautiful setting; a bridge.

Thank samuelmJ3760IV
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Are dogs allowed?
7 June 2017|
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Response from Cobdr | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs in the garden. I expect not.
Mitch J
Hi, Mitch. What would you like to know about this attraction? I am wondering if you felt that Um.auf would be open and space available to develop some living sculptures in topiary art there one the grounds. if donated botanicals and volunteer artists provided the time and talent did they seem potentially open to such a suggestion?
25 January 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.