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The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria

3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703-1001
+1 512-458-8191
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Peaceful and interesting

Spent a peaceful hour strolling the woody paths and inspecting the eclectic selection of sculptures... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
David G
Boca Raton, Florida
via mobile
Outdoor Walk Reveals Delightful Surprises

The grounds of this estate are well maintained and create a beautiful backdrop and surroundings for... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Pat R
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The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection. The museum has two distinct yet complementary locations, the Jones Center downtown and Laguna Gloria, a fourteen-acre site on Lake Austin, which is home to the Driscoll Villa, Gatehouse Gallery, the Art School, and the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. Please note: The historic Driscoll Villa is closed on Mondays and open Tuesday-Sunday 10A-4P. The grounds, including the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, are open Monday-Saturday 9A-5P and Sunday 10A-5P
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703-1001
+1 512-458-8191
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a peaceful hour strolling the woody paths and inspecting the eclectic selection of sculptures and the other creations.

Thank David G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The grounds of this estate are well maintained and create a beautiful backdrop and surroundings for outdoor sculptures. We could only find a permanent map near the building, so we walked randomly through wooded areas, by the lake, and around the gardens. Not knowing exactly...More

1  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Perhaps this place is best experienced when you know in advance what you can expect to see and do there. You should know what the place is, and what it is not. To say that it has a sculpture garden would be overstating the case....More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Third time to Austin but first time here. It was great to walk outside, near the lake, and get up close to the sculptures.

Thank onthegogirl_2010
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a great place to visit on a nice day. There are trails around the grounds bordered by a wide variety of plants and various contemporary sculptures. We just visited for an hour or so, but observed others who were enjoying picnics and relaxing...More

Thank nwannago
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great strolling, some mind-stretching sculptures. A local mix of nature and contemporary art. For a hefty art fix, go to the Contemporary Austin. For more lovely strolling through the woods and some don't-get-too-close peacocks, go next door to Mayfield Nature Preserve. Both Gloria Laguna and...More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This will be our go-to place in our new city. The grounds are well maintained, the art is interesting, and the views are so peaceful. And, it is FREE on Tuesdays. All the art is outside, so it will be hot in the summer since...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went to Mount Bonnell and stopped here first. Very close. Our Fasten car driver recommended a quick visit. The grounds are beautiful and their is Contemporary Art sporadically placed. We only had a few minutes to visit, but I would recommend staying for a...More

Thank Ryla_M
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Such a beautiful place to visit! The grounds are well kept with many art pieces to see. The actual museum building is a historical home that was converted into a museum. It was a very nice visit. Don't forget to visit the fountain in the...More

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Laguna Gloria with friends. At present this is a nice, easy walk with a few art installations but it is more of a nature walk than a sculpture garden. Plans to develop the site are exciting and promise to make this much mire...More

Thank Jay F
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13 April 2017|
Response from Michael E | Reviewed this property |
It is one of the coolest statues / sculptures I've ever seen. Standing tall, head swayed back... I don't know what the artist was trying to convey, but I love it...