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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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Wonderful Place to Chill and enjoy a beautiful sculpture garden!

Great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. It is an Austin gem that is usually booked up for wedding and such. But, if you get an opportunity to visit, please do. You won't... read more

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. It is an Austin gem that is usually booked up for wedding and such. But, if you get an opportunity to visit, please do. You won't regret it!

Thank Abird376
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love it here. Very beautiful and a graceful living vibe. The statues are fantastic. Every year there is a festival with many artist and food. Wonderful!

Thank BDW361
Independence, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an astonishingly beautiful place. Be sure you have good directions - our GPS led us to the back side of the garden and there was no entrance from there.

Thank Sulleysgirl58
Austin, TX, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely museum created from the home of a UT art professor. He taught Farrah Fawcett in the 70s and the became lifelong friends. For some period of time you can see samples of their work and their long friendship. Even without the exhibit, this is a lovely place to visit.

Thank Ashley L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden provides a lovely, tranquil setting for the Umlauf sculptures. We definitely enjoyed our visit. Interesting to find out that Farrah Fawcett was a student of his at UT. Some of her works were on display in the visitor center.

Thank KansanLisa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought there would be pieces by many artists, but there were only pieces by Umlaut. This is a gorgeous setting, and the inside talks about Umlaut and his relationship with Farah Faucett and has photos and sculptures of her and about her, but overall we wren't great fans of his work, they had a function the night before so... More 

Thank clairann2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Sculpture Garden is a shaded wonderland with stroll paths around a creek and pond with Umlaufs sculptures set in perfect harmony with the natural environment. This place will make you feel closer to God in contemplation of the magnificent biblical sculptures.

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the beautiful sculpture garden in New Orleans, I was expecting a similar experience here in Austin. Terribly disappointed! Not sure of what type of experience the other visitors had in the past but would definitively not recommend it. The garden itself takes about 8 min to visit and it contains only 20-30 sculptures. Austin is full of amazing... More 

Thank Giovanni N
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

German imigre and UT professor Charles Umlauf has an interesting history, one entertwined with both World Wars, the Depression and with former UT student, Farrah Fawcett. Her artwork is currently being displayed along with that of her mentor, Charles Umlauf. The scene is a gently rolling garden path with woods and water features highlighting Umlauf's work. There is a short... More 

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wilds of New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 featuring works both by Umlauf and by his student, Farrah Fawcett. All in all, a... More 

Thank Ken B

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