Polasek Sculpture Gardens in Orlando, Florida
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is a historic site in Winter Park, Florida. It is frequently featured among the "free attractions" of Orlando, however, the access to most areas requires a fee.
It is located at 633 Osceola Avenue on 3 acres overlooking Lake Osceola. On May 2, 2000, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The museum includes Albin Polasek's former retirement home, studio, galleries, and chapel, as well as surrounding gardens containing figurative sculpture and mythological pieces. The permanent collection of approximately 400 pieces includes sculpture by Polasek, Charles Grafly, and Ruth Sherwood, as well as antiquities from Polasek's collection.
Special areas to visit in the garden include the butterfly garden, two water gardens, the cycad collection along the museum’s front drive and the many individual container gardens found throughout the property.
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Just nearby is Rollins College, a liberal arts college, along the shores of Lake Virginia. Visiting the small park surrounding the lake is suggested.
Free Things to Do in Orlando:
- Big Tree Park
- Disney's Boardwalk
- Downtown Disney Marketplace
- Lake Eola Park, located in the heart of the city - a small park
- University of Central Florida Arboretum
Free Things to Do in Orlando. National Geographic.