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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #6 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Saw many interesting tree sculptures while touring the island. Those I remember are a guitar, dog standing on two legs, holding onto a fence, and the Tin Man & Toto from the Wizard of Oz. Fun to see these sculptures & learn the history behind them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Of all the things we got to see touring the city, I got the biggest kick out of the tree sculptures. After the hurricane killed many of the large oak trees in town, several of the homeowners decided to have their trees carved into some very artistic pieces. Don't leave town without seeing a few of them.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

we were looking for something to do after dinner; before getting the kids into the hotel pool and then bed. So I decided to see how many we could find without any guidance other than they are somewhere in the historic district. We did ok we spotted at least 6 of them just driving around. They are awesome works of... More

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We rented bikes, which was the best mode of transportation. I loved the beautiful homes as well as the trees! This is an wonderful little place to see architecture!

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Texas City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

They are awesome sculptures just so hard to find some of them inside yards. Need signs for people to know where to look when they are inside yards.

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We followed part of the "tour" online and saw several great sculptures. What we also enjoyed were all the old houses that were beautifully restored.

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Latexo, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I never realized that the damaged trees from Ike were made into these gorgeous sculptures. We only saw them from a car. I would like to be able to see them up close and get better pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Nice way to spend time puttering through Galveston, my favorite sculpture is the wizard of oz tree! Be careful you will be driving through residential neighborhoods!

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Evans, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is interesting tour. It is not easy to follow, and not all the sculptures are viewable from the side walk. We also got into some areas that I did not feel very safe walking in. One home we had to pass had their Pit Bull tied up onto their front porch. The dog was barking and lunging at people... More

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Coulee Dam, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

These were so interesting to see how, even after being devastated by Hurricane Ike, they were able to make art out of the trunks of the Oak trees. These will serve as reminders of the spirit of recovery of the community.

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