Leanin' Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden Of Western Art, Boulder

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4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
The Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art is a private art museum located in Boulder, Colorado. It exhibits the private art collection of Ed Trumble, founder and chairman of Leanin' Tree, Incorporated. Trumble is a publisher of fine art greeting cards since 1949. The collection also includes American western art spanning five decades.
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  • Indoor and outdoors at the Leaning Tree has sculptures and paintings of Western Art. Very detailed and interesting. Also has a good variety of items in their giftshop. 
  • We love western art but this actually brought tears to my eyes. Sculpture garden is phenomenal and it continues inside. The variety of art is simply amazing. Take 4 hours and go. They have tours which...  read more »
  • This was such a great surprise hidden in an industrial complex. As we entered the grounds we were treated to beautiful southwest sculptures. When we went on the tour we learned about eco friendly gree...  read more »
  • Nice western art collection, particularly the sculpture garden. Great deals on greeting/Christmas cards and nice gift shop.
  • I only managed to see the sculpture garden after a visit to Celestial Seasonings. I was most impressed and would definitely return if in the area.
  • Really cool place. It is also free.
  • Great museum with a beautiful sculpture garden and lovely paintings inside. Best part is its all free.
  • The Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art is a great accompaniment to the Celestial Seasonings Tea tour is you’re in Boulder for the day. The Museum has both an outdoor sculpture garden and indoor gallery of Western paintings, plus an extensive gift shop of Colorado products and on weekdays, there is a tour! Outdoors, they have an excellent selection of bronze statues, carefully marked with signs indicating whether you can touch, ride, climb, or avoid the statues. There is a modern-day totem pole too, which is kind of cool. There’s also a horse made of varying farm and factory metal implements that is a crowd-pleaser. Students and guests enjoy the outside statues immensely—climbing a bronze horse saddle or a donkey, or making faces at a cowboy or buffalo? Awesome. On President’s Day Weekend, I went on the factory Tour. You view the parts of the factory—the printing (and see how only 4, yes 4! Colors print each card), the cutting, folding, embossing, and sorting of the cards happen. You get to watch a short video about the history of the operation from the 1960’s in Northern Colorado to its current set-up—even how they preserved a pioneer’s wagon outside. It was a nice chance to learn a little history about how a company keeps over 200 people employed in Colorado—I enjoy sending the cards because they are local, recycled, and are generally beautiful! I like to share Colorado artistry with people all around the country.
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