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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

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Address: 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453
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+1 512-445-5582
10:00 - 16:00
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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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Great Wedding Venue!

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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yolanda L
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Largo, Florida
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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 within this garden is exceptional. The sculptures were very well done. This is a quiet... More 

Thank GLM2468
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 14 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
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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
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Reviewed 7 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
Newark DE
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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.

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Reviewed 19 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
Austin, Texas
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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
Austin, United States
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

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

Thank samuelmJ3760IV
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Dozens of examples of the life's work of one Austin sculptor set in a quiet garden on the south side of the city. Worth an hour or two.

Thank FulhamPete

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