We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tree Sculptures

Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 332 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Unique Art Form

This is probably the most unusual "exhibit" that I have ever seen - sculptures created from the remains of trees that were damaged during a hurricane. The tour can be taken by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
billvfitz
,
Zionsville, IN
Add Photo Write a Review

332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Zionsville, IN
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is probably the most unusual "exhibit" that I have ever seen - sculptures created from the remains of trees that were damaged during a hurricane. The tour can be taken by foot, by driving, or with a tour group in electric jitneys. In our case, we drove and were able to see the majority of sculptures quite well. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tennessee
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After the last hurricane destroyed Galveston, the people of the city decided instead of to save what they could of many of the trees. They had them turned into great carvings of dolphins, turtles, and an amazing assortment of carvings. They are creative and charming. To find them, its like an Easter egg hunt to find the trees. We had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, TX
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

East End Historic District is such a charming part of Galveston, full of history and amazing architecture, it is worth visiting just for the victorian houses and tropical gardens. The tree sculptures scattered throughout the neighborhood add a touch of whimsy.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hempstead, Texas
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I drove and my friend took pictures of almost all of the sculptures, including those not listed in the Galveston brochure. There are quite interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Whether on line or at the visitors center, you can pick up the map of all the Tree Sculptures. As you ride up and down roads in the historic district see some amazing carvings done with the dying trees that were victims of Hurrican Ike several years ago. This was a brillant way to showcase artwork and the Islands unwillingness... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Georgetown, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have to drive a bit to see them all, but exceptional sculptures made of out the hurricane debris when the trees were snapped off!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Marcos, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Pick up a brochure from the visitors center as to the location of these sculptures, it will save you a lot of time and more enjoyment of seeing these fantastic pieces. Take photos.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

OK you know how it is......one person wants to get on the road home and the other thinks you can cram in one more thing before leaving town. If you do this on your own please do get a map from the Chamber of Commerce. There is a guided tour for this too. Luckily we were at the Tremont so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Electric shuttle cart, guide was knowledgeable and friendly. One hour long, got a good overview of the area, we will return on our own.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We didn't actually know this was a thing. I have been to Galveston many times but only on this trip did we start noticing the tree sculptures in the yards as well cruised through the neighborhoods. Finding out that these were stumps left over from the most recent hurricane was a bit of history and culture that I LOVED. These... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Tree Sculptures also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
 

Been to Tree Sculptures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tree Sculptures staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?