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

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After the hurricane hit Galveston many trees were damaged. Chainsaw artists came in and sculpted various designs in them and preserved them. Wizard of Oz Tin man and Toto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After the hurricane hit Galveston many trees were damaged. Chainsaw artists came in and sculpted various designs in them and preserved them. Wizard of Oz Tin man and Toto, Mermaid, Geisha to name a few. Go to the visitors center and get a map of all the sculptures.

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Kent, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We splurged and took the Victorian home and tree sculpture tour. So glad we did. It was a bucket list experience. Great architecture and you get the full story while traveling and waving to locals. Great way to take a natural disaster and make it an attraction. Stunning sculpting work!

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

When the Treasure Isle Tour Train was a no show (due to rainy weather?), we decided to drive this tour. If you stop by the visitors center you can pick up a great little brochure that maps out the best driving (or walking) path, lists all the sculptures and gives an interesting little story behind most of them. Some are... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Go to the visitors center and you can get an electric tram tour of the historical district and homes. Also, you get to see the great sculptures, and quite a few interesting sights such as the fresh fish market and many churches. Great tour

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Houston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Go to the Galveston Island Visitor's Center in Ashton Villa and get the map to the tree sculptures. You can easily navigate around the area and find all of the sculptures, which are really neat. We spent a few hours doing this and really enjoyed it.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Pick up a free map and follow the map through the streets of Galveston finding the sculptures made from the trees damaged from Hurricane Ike in 2008. Very enjoyable.

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Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the different shapes made from the trees. Very interesting. We decided to tour it ourselves with the map.

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Northern Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We decided to take the walking tour of the sculptures in the historic area of east Galveston (since we were staying there). You can pick up a brochure map at several places around town or, like we did, download a version from the internet. Some of the sculptures are starting to age out--most of the carvings will ultimately rot and... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's like going on a scavanger hunt... get the map online and drive around the neighborhood searching for these beautiful wood sculputers from the hurrican Ike's fallen trees. What a way to convert such devasting event into art and positive memories!

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Madras, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Best done on a cool day. We walked the entire tour and really enjoyed seeing the tree sculptures and historic homes along the way. Stop & read the TX Historical Society plagues when easy to do, and check out Hurricane Ike water line signs. This is a fun walk to do while in Galveston if you enjoy history and art.

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