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

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

With a self-guided tour map from the Galveston Visitor's center, we saw how Galveston made artworks from the great trees destroyed by hurricane Ike. You can walk it or drive it, seeing not only the sculptures, but the restored Victorian houses and their beautiful tropical landscaping the historic district.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Pick up a flyer at the Galveston information center. These people are proud of this island and give great tips for things to do in the city. Some of the sculptures are hard to see due to plant growth around them, so the brochures help to locate them. I enjoyed the mapped route and some of the carvings are fantastic.

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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is fun to spot the carvings as you explore the town. Put the kids in charge of spotting them. A great use of the wonderful trees that were killed by the storm surge.

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Pflugerville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

These were so amazing. i loved the story behind the sculptures. Thank you to the arts that created such beautiful works of art..

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took a driving tour. There are so many sculptures that they quickly become repetitive. Glad I didn't pay for a guided tour. (Wouldn't recommend walking - too many sites and they are not closely spaced.)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Galveston visitors' center steered us to this community close to the visitors' center, and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk, viewing the unusual sculptures done on trees that were damaged in storms. At the same time, the homes in this neighborhood are true beauties of 19th century architecture, some lovingly restored and maintained, others looking like haunted houses from decades... More 

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