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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #5 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Burlington, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

These tree stumps sculptures capture the passerby by surprise sometimes in the residential areas. Some are particularly stunning in their detail and subject matter. I particularly liked the tim man, the one in the children's playground and dolphins. They seem to be on many streets and there is a brochure so that you can tour yourself. What a creative way... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The first day we went on a bus tour to learn about the city and this is when we found out about the Tree Sculptures. We saw many on the bus tour, but I couldn't get great pictures of them. After Hurricane Ike, the city had many of the Oak trees turned in to sculptures. I believe there are around... More

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Gilchrist, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Anytime I have out of towners, checking out the Tree Sculptures is on the list. It's fun to scout them out and see how beautiful the lawns and homes are. It's also a great photo opportunity to show off Galveston. You can find the location maps around the island or just drive up Ball Street to find most of them!

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Frankston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nice sculpters when you could see them. But with the locations and traffic its best to center your trip on some of the other many things to do

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is simply amazing what has been done with destroyed trees after Hurricane Ike. The tree sculptures in the east end and other neighborhoods are truly wonderful works of art. They are all very unique and fun to see. The east end is a nice walking tour in cool weather. If you end up at Mosquito Café, there is a... More

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Was like a treasure hunt and had more fun than expected. Want a challenge, try spotting them all at night. Wonderful artwork. A couple of them are small and were a letdown, but all up was a fun time trying to track them all down. make sure you have a map with you. They aren't 100% accurate, but make things... More

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Grant, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Were from Michigan & can't fathom the devastation a hurricane can do. Most of the tree sculptures were amazing works of art! It's also a great way to take in the beautiful historic homes in these neighborhoods. Many had a plaque on the front steps, porch or higher with Hurricane Ike's waterline.

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Dallas, TX
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This was somewhat fun of a treasure hunt, but only 3-4 of what we found were worth the hunt. But today is a beautiful day so we enjoyed it. Stop signs/no stop signs/4-way stops, however, drove me, the driver, crazy.

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Souther California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
61 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Get a map at the visitor center and wind your way through the neighborhood. Well worth the hour or so to see this.

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Katy, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, Galveston is coming back from Hurricanes Katherine and Ike and these trees, remnants from the destruction, are symbols of the new life coming to the city. They represent more than the creativity and skill of the sculpture, they express the beauty and fortitude of a community and culture, well worth a morning or... More

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