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Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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A beautiful drive.

My husband and I drove the path from beginning to end to see the tree sculptures. At first we were a little disappointed because they are in the front yards of the houses and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
JessMend
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I drove the path from beginning to end to see the tree sculptures. At first we were a little disappointed because they are in the front yards of the houses and could be blocked from driving through but the ones we could see and just soaking in the moment and sites of the beautiful Victorian homes changed... More 

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Lake Texoma
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74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the tour on two consecutive trips to Galveston and saw parts of the city we never knew existed. You can see some, just meandering the city, but you will miss the majority of them. You can't see all of them listed on the map because some must be in backyards. Believe me, I tried. But enjoyed the search.... More 

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Thank Mary Gail U
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of the 40,000 live oak trees were downed by Hurricane Ike in 2008, about 30 stumps in the historic East End were turned into sculptures. The subjects are mostly animals and birds, but a larger-than-life geisha stood out (literally).

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Thank Ginger R
Galveston, Texas
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115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These are wonderful to have in front of the houses. It lends a lot of character to the neighborhoods and the island. Some are just OK but some are superb. It's worth driving around and looking at them and taking photos.

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Thank criticalchristopher
Galveston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found sculptures in galveston neighborhoods..kudos to artist that carved them..outstanding job. Many trees were lost during hurricane Ike the artist took on the task of creating beauty from devestation.

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Thank Donna D
Savannah, Georgia
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47 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about the tree sculptures in Galveston that were done by 3 sculptors after a hurricane had damaged some Oak trees. So with our addresses in had (gotten off a google search) we headed out on a tree sculpture hunt. It was great some of them are very easy to find others you have to get out of the... More 

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Thank Lise P
Kittery, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a tour of the historic district and the tree sculptures were pointed out to us. I'm not sure that we could have found them otherwise. They were very amazing but often hard to find.

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Thank Donna S
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We downloaded a map of the tree sculptures and we were on our way. We used bikes to navigate the area which was fun and perfectly easy to do. We gave up on the map early on our adventure and just tried to spot them on our own. We found so many carvings but my favorite was a large dog... More 

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Thank Lucysfriend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Making scupltures out of the downed trees from hurricanes is wonderful. Make sure you find them all. The are all truly magnificent with hidden carvings.

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Thank Har43484
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15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove the car from the starting point and viewed most of the carvings. I was thinking big 8 foot tree carving. Most were 5 foot or less, but nice.

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