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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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Little oasis

We found this place by mistake (we were looking for the botanical gardens)! The outdoor grounds are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SEBlosangeles
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Los Angeles, California
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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... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Abird376
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Austin, Texas
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by mistake (we were looking for the botanical gardens)! The outdoor grounds are lush and green, and are decorated with beautiful sculptures in the middle of nature. There is a pond with turtles as well. We spent about 40 minutes here,...More

Thank SEBlosangeles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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...More

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank clairann2000
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

Thank Giovanni N
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank CowpokerMike
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Linalekpp
Are dogs allowed?
6 June 2017|
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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
Hi, Mitch. What would you like to know about this attraction? I am wondering if you felt that Um.auf would be open and space available to develop some living sculptures in topiary art there one the grounds. if donated botanicals and volunteer artists provided the time and talent did they seem potentially open to such a suggestion?
24 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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