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

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Fun rain or shine!

Very cool afternoon activity! I keep the map in my car so we can see the sculptures at least once a year! My kids love the dog!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very cool afternoon activity! I keep the map in my car so we can see the sculptures at least once a year! My kids love the dog!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The workmanship is amazing and the map to the sculptures was easy to follow. Take some time to see at least a few of these (if not the whole series.) We really enjoyed the "treasure hunt" aspect of searching for them and then finding these unique and heartfelt masterpieces. There is a park along the route, so if you have... More 

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have to say this is a pretty cool way to get past the loss. The sculptor did a magnificent job and it is a very cool self-guided tour. Some of the places even decorate their sculptures for various holidays! Cool way to spend a hot summer day when you can't hang in the heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved taking the Cool Tours bus around to look at the historical houses and wonderful tree sculptures. My favorite was the birds!

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I love what the people of Galveston have done with the hurricane damaged trees. What a great way to make something beautiful out of a horrible situation. There are a few on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but they don't compare to Galveston.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

And get yourself a map, otherwise you will wander through the neighborhood trying to spot the hidden but interesting treasures as they are spread out over a large area.But when you find them you will feel like you have won the scavenger hunt of cool wooden sculptures!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Galveston lost thousands of trees during Hurricane Ike. Residents commissioned artist to make the most of the loss and they created the most amazing sculptures out of the tree stumps. Beautiful and creative artistry.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

just think of what a storm can do to the lovely trees. The storm came thru and destroyed some trees and someone carved on them and they turned out beautifully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had time to kill before seeing Bishop's Palace so since we were so close to the carvings we drove up and down the streets looking for the carvings. Some are easy to find but others take a lot of searching. We did find most of them and they are beautiful. I'm so glad we took the time to do this.... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the equivalent of an adult Easter Egg Hunt. We enjoyed looking for these tree sculptures and finding them hidden among the lawns at homes of Galvestonians. We did this on our own (not as a tour) and enjoyed getting out and photographing our favorites and seeing the restoration efforts of the historic district.

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Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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