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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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Historic property with beautiful Hill Country views and some interesting art works

The property was owned by LBJ and used as a "getaway" from the press and family. It is on the top... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
1234texas
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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 1 May 2017
PhoenixRobin
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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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377 Shiloh Rd, Johnson City, TX 78636-4584
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The property was owned by LBJ and used as a "getaway" from the press and family. It is on the top of a hill with 360 views to die for. The place really makes you feel as if you have found a "hidden place" in...More

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Reviewed 1 May 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

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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

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Reviewed 28 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
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Sculpture Ranch... G, Manager at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

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

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Reviewed 21 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

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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!

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Reviewed 18 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
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Sculpture Ranch... G, General Manager at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thank you Julia for your wonderful review!

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Reviewed 18 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
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Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 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

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Reviewed 7 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!

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Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2015

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

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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
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Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 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!

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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
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Sculpture Ranch... G, Owner at The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

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

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dorothyg873
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Response from TexasRaindancer | Reviewed this property |
Free! They do accept donations!
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sl w
12 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
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The Sculpture Ranch & Galleries is still very much open and has expanded hours....
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