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The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries

377 Shiloh Rd, Johnson City, TX 78636-4584
+1 830-868-5244
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Difficult to find and irregular hours; call first

This museum may be a hidden gem, but only if you can find it and only if it is open. We asked at... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
PhoenixRobin
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Phoenix
Unique place - Beautiful views

This place is in the middle of no where, but is worth the drive. It is open 4 days a week. It has a... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
chris s
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Grapevine, Texas
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The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries is a Texas Hill Country project devoted to the Fine Arts and Humanities. Situated on more than 140 acres of trails, on LBJ's hunting ranch, we display 100+ sculptures by more than 40 artists from around the world. Also featuring a 14,000 square foot hangar displaying paintings in multiple galleries, with a permanently rotating Benini exhibit.
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“quonset hut” (3 reviews)
“hill country” (8 reviews)
“bernini” (16 reviews)
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377 Shiloh Rd, Johnson City, TX 78636-4584
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

This museum may be a hidden gem, but only if you can find it and only if it is open. We asked at least three people about the Sculpture Ranch, including one—I’m not kidding—at the Chamber of Commerce in Johnson City--and no one had heard...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is in the middle of no where, but is worth the drive. It is open 4 days a week. It has a large collection of sculptures spread out over acres of a beautiful Hill Country ranch. There is also an indoor gallery at...More

1  Thank chris s
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I was visiting an old pal who lives near here, and as I was in the company of actual working artists and sculptors, we thought we should check this place out. It's certainly an odd set-up and in a wacky remote location, but really, it...More

2  Thank MojoLad
Sculpture Ranch... G, Manager at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you so much for coming and we hope to see you again some time!

Reviewed 20 April 2016

We visited this place when Benini himself still owned it in November 2013. We were mostly curious, and we are not art critics, so we have no valid opinion as to whether any of these were great works of art. But we were fascinated and...More

Thank Karenesq915
Sculpture Ranch... G, Manager at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Thank you Karen, we are glad you had a wonderful time. Come again!

Reviewed 17 March 2016

We stumbled on this place on the way to Fredericksburg! What a hidden treasure. Incredible artwork in an unlikely location. I highly recommend a side trip for any one traveling through the area.

1  Thank Julia H
Sculpture Ranch... G, General Manager at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thank you Julia for your wonderful review!

Reviewed 17 January 2016

It was a little hard to find and when we did, the dirt roads were torn up and hard to drive on. No one was around to ask questions and it just wasn't that interesting to us.More

Thank Diedre C
Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Diedre, I am so sorry you had a bad experience. There was no one here to welcome you due to the fact that we are closed January and February. We are organizing a new exhibition and updating the gallery and roads. I hope that you...More

Reviewed 6 November 2015

Fantastic art work, from paintings to sculptures. Mostly Benini, but lots of other local artists! Was inspiring to see such a great collection of indoor and outdoor works of art in the beautiful hill country! Great way to spend a day!

Thank TexasRaindancer
Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2015

Thanks so much! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! We hope to see you again someday....

Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

FYI to all visitors who may not realize the Sculpture Ranch has changed hands over the past year. It is now open Tuesday-Friday 12-6 all month long. Occasionally, as with the heavy rains in October, the gate is closed for safety reasons, but if you...More

1  Thank DrPoe
Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Dr Poe, Thank you for your wonderful review. Our hours are actually Wednesday throughSunday from 12pm -6pm It is always a good idea to call after a heavy rain as the trails out here flood easily. Thank you!

Reviewed 16 October 2015

It is only open the first weekend of each month, but it is worth the drive. The galleries change displays whereas the outdoor sculptures are permanent. Visit the galleries first (even the restroom is a work of art) then drive the road to see the...More

2  Thank LB-TX-2014
Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

Thank you for your wonderful review. Our hours are now Wednesday through Sunday From 12pm until 6pm. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 October 2015

One trip to the Sculpture Ranch and you will be planning your second trip. It is a few miles of Texas Liveoak trees and dirt roads as you are on a ranch. Then a very large metal hanger structure (the multi helicopter operations center for...More

2  Thank X8512LQwilliamp
Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2015

Thanks so much for the great review. We hope to see you agin some day!

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dorothyg873
How much does it cost ?
16 January 2016|
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Response from TexasRaindancer | Reviewed this property |
Free! They do accept donations!
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sl w
Days and hours open to the public
11 August 2015|
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Response from Sculpture Ranch... G | Property representative |
The hours are usually Thursday through Sunday from 12pm-6pm. However, the ranch will be closing July 4th, 2016 and reopening September 1, 2016 while a new show is installed.
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Dee W
Oh , is it closed now? I just told a friend about it. Where did they move? Dee Weaver, Alton, IL
13 April 2015|
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Response from Tara S |
The Sculpture Ranch & Galleries is still very much open and has expanded hours....
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