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“Hot Day Cool Place”

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum also offers guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel, an outdoor sculpture garden and a gift shop. The museum is the retirement home of 2004 Artists Hall of Fame recipient Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.
Ocala, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hot Day Cool Place”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Staff was very friendly - Wonderful works and garden. Did not know of Albin Polasek before trip. Turns out he was from Prague and had seen his work there. Small world!

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Albin Polasek was a prolific artist. The staff are experts at the history and timeline of the artist. Make sure you note the hours of operation when you plan your visit.

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“beautiful grounds”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

the house is fun to tour and the gardens are a delight in cool weather. statues and sculptures around every corner.

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous sculptures”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Artist home and studio turned into museum. Good presentation of artist, his artistic concept, and many of his works. Beautiful sculpture garden display his large works. Had a temporary exhibit of puppets that was good.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Lovely, Tranquil Gardens”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The gardens are so lovingly cared for and really complement and even enhance the sculptures. Note the careful yet subtle placement of the Madonna and Child across the path yet still symbolically at the foot of the cross. The lakeside location of this peaceful, contemplative place is absolutely perfect for an hour or two of prayer (start with the stunning Stations of the Cross) or simply some quiet time alone or with friends. This must be a very popular venue for weddings and other celebrations!

Visited June 2014
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