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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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We were glad we stopped and waited for parking. The garden even in the winter is nice and... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
ATLTraveller_12
Interesting but redundant

You don't get to see many places dedicated to this type of sculpture. There's also a video on his... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
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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
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"indoor museum"
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were glad we stopped and waited for parking. The garden even in the winter is nice and established with a water fall and much more to see. The muesum and film are worth visiting inside.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

You don't get to see many places dedicated to this type of sculpture. There's also a video on his life and how he made the sculptures. Probably 30-40 works of art on premises but there is repetition. Some change mostly by size. Nice area to...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Unknown to me, Umlauf was a masterful sculpture, former faculty member at University of Texas and benefactor of this Garden and Museum. The admission fee in nominal and includes video, garden viewing and indoor museum which clarifies the atists techniques.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Really cool sculptures! The place isn’t ginormous, but i kinda liked that. The staff were really nice. Overall, it’s a pretty cool thing to do.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Not expensive to visit at 5 bucks and probably great if you love traditional figurative American art....great for seeing how the artists styles changed and marvellous that umlauf donated his home/garden to the people of Austin but not terribly exciting...and no cafe...boo!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My husband and I decided to do something different on a Saturday afternoon and come here. I looked briefly at their website and found out we both could come here for free as we are veterans. Score! Also, they offer other discounts to include seniors,...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Go for a visit to just tour the grounds and see the art. If there's an event in the evening the lights in the sculpture garden along with outdoor music and dancing - seems like only the best restaurants cater these parties.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Google map was accurate to take me there. The parking lot in front of the museum is super tiny (10 cars probably), so your best bet would be to look for the parking lot across the street. Once you access the museum, there are a...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Very nice sculpture garden, with nice (not great) sculptures by Charles Umlauf. We attended a small wedding here that was lovely. Great venue!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

After spending a couple of days in downtown Austin, it was so nice to be in this serene sculpture garden. Beautiful grounds, well maintained. No food or beverages are allowed, but you can purchase bottled water in the visitor’s center. There are restrooms on the...More

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Karen K
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Response from Cobdr | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs in the garden. I expect not.
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Mitch J
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.
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