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Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

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Many of the old oak trees have been carved into interesting sculptures. The Tin Man and Toto are too cute.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Many of the old oak trees have been carved into interesting sculptures. The Tin Man and Toto are too cute.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very beautiful and different. The history surrounding the sculptures is somewhat tragic. So many people lost their lives during the Ike hurricane. These sculptures are a reminder of what took place there during this time.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Pick up the Tree Sculpture Tour brochure or Walking Tour of the East End Historic District Homes brochure at the Galveston Visitor's Center. Both indicate the streets and homes of the tree sculptures. The brochures are free as is the viewing of the sculptures. These are trees that were damaged and felled due to Hurricane Ike in 2008. Chainsaw artists... More 

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phoenix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pay attention as you drive throughout the historic districts to see these interesting sculptures that you wonder why are they in this specific spot? there is a reason....You will see them throughout town. Ask someone if you don't.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Finding the sculptures is part of the fun. There is a little map of the main group available online. Me being me, however, I actually searched and found them ALL. Along the way, there are some great Victorian styled homes and other beautiful architecture. There is also a beautiful cemetery.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

After the hurricane hit Galveston many trees were damaged. Chainsaw artists came in and sculpted various designs in them and preserved them. Wizard of Oz Tin man and Toto, Mermaid, Geisha to name a few. Go to the visitors center and get a map of all the sculptures.

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We splurged and took the Victorian home and tree sculpture tour. So glad we did. It was a bucket list experience. Great architecture and you get the full story while traveling and waving to locals. Great way to take a natural disaster and make it an attraction. Stunning sculpting work!

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

When the Treasure Isle Tour Train was a no show (due to rainy weather?), we decided to drive this tour. If you stop by the visitors center you can pick up a great little brochure that maps out the best driving (or walking) path, lists all the sculptures and gives an interesting little story behind most of them. Some are... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Go to the visitors center and you can get an electric tram tour of the historical district and homes. Also, you get to see the great sculptures, and quite a few interesting sights such as the fresh fish market and many churches. Great tour

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Go to the Galveston Island Visitor's Center in Ashton Villa and get the map to the tree sculptures. You can easily navigate around the area and find all of the sculptures, which are really neat. We spent a few hours doing this and really enjoyed it.

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