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Tree Sculptures

Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We loved all the great artist that did these. It is a shame so many old tress had to be cut down for that. I heard from a local that they got paid 300 a tree to cut down tress after ike hurricane but they over did it, just to make extra money.

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nola
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

some of the sculptures were pretty good - some weren't worth the stop. but the 20 minutes it takes to drive does give you an opportunity to looks at a very interesting neighborhood with some outstanding eclectic architecture

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galveston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

chain saw art can be adequate at best. a few of them are awesome and beautifully done but many are sadly lacking. the one on 25th outside the fire station is terrible. also the geisha

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Angleton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The sculptures were more than I expected. They are professionally done and well worth a drive around the island to see them.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Go to the visitor center in downtown Galveston and ask for a map of the self-guided driving tour. Part of the fun is in finding the sculptures. We missed a couple but most are easy to find. My teenage daughter did the map reading, I did the driving and my wife did the spotting. Some of the sculptures are so-so... More 

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Santee, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We got a map from the visitor's center and then drove to each tree sculpture to take pictures. What a wonderful thing to do to preserve part of the many Oak trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Some of the carvings are absolutely amazing!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Beauty carved from trees downed by Hurricane Alycia. Creative use of remaining stumps inventive skilled artists create such beauty from incredible distraction!

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I know they have hand outs for this at places around Galveston, but we didn't have one of those. We Googled to find the addresses and found a website that listed the address and sculpture. The list wasn't in order at all, so sculptures one the same street were not listed together which made seeing all on one street difficult.... More 

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humble
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The tree sculptures are amazing. How people can have this type of talent boggles my mind. We love to go down all the streets and see where we will find a new suprise. I am so impressed by the quality of the art. This is one of our favorite things to do in San Antonio

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Kansas City, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We did it and you have to visit the Visitors Center first for a good easy map and they will Gove you stories behind it all to beter understand.

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