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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #6 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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long island, new york
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's just amazing what people can envision and design from damaged "artifacts". They;ve really created beautiful artwork. A "must-see"

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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Many stumps of oak trees that were destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008 were made into sculptures. There are tours which include all of the tree sculptures in the historic district.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Make sure you get a map at a Visitor center or print one online. We viewed the map on a smart phone and it was hard to locate all in the few blocks we navigated. The carvings are very cool.

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I prowled the streets listed in a brochure, and did find several of the tree sculptures. Some we never found. The ones we located, however, were incredible. What amazing creativity. Someone had a great idea for these projects.

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Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We got, from the Galveston visitor's office, a map showing the path to follow to visit the sculptures. They are made in what was left from trees damaged by the 2008 (9 !) hurricane. The visit is really great, it takes about 2 hours. You will sure see the sculptures but not only. You will pass in front of many... More

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Long Lake
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We began walking this tour, however it began to rain hard so had to finish in cars. It was a fun and interesting tour, also quite artistic!

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Trophy Club, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We enjoyed our own self-guided tour to see the sculptures that people created out of the tree stumps that were left in the wake of the hurricane. Some are brilliant works of art. Fun for all ages!

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McAllen, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was amazed at a live tree that was carved with sculptures...it looked like a focus tree...beautiful...

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The historical things you see when you are searching for the sculptures are fantastic. Make your search in the late evening so its a race for darkness!

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Tabb, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Following a devastating hurricane on the Galveston island several artists set out to create something useful from many of the damaged trees. Well worth the ride around the island to find them. We had the advantage of having relatives who lived there show us around be the are easy enough to find if you know to look for them.

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