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Tree Sculptures

Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We didn't actually know this was a thing. I have been to Galveston many times but only on this trip did we start noticing the tree sculptures in the yards as well cruised through the neighborhoods. Finding out that these were stumps left over from the most recent hurricane was a bit of history and culture that I LOVED. These... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Hurricane Ike, in 2008, caused tremendous damage in Galveston. One of the bright spots to come from it was an effort by area artists, hired by private area residents, to give something to the victims of this devastation. As you drive around the area, you can view these sculptures, most in front of private homes, from the street. Many are... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We were headed down to Moody Hardens for the day and had some time to kill before they opened. The tree sculptures are all within a few blocks of each other. You can pick up a copy of the map from the visitors center or download it online. These tree sculptures are very creative and well done. One of my... More 

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Smithville, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Hurricane Ike hit Galveston hard in so many ways. Seeing residents make interesting art from devastated trees is a pretty neat feeling.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The resilience of Galveston can be seen in many of the attractions around the island, but one of the best is with the Tree Sculpture tour. The statues were created from trees - some over 100 years old - that were destroyed in the 2008 hurricane Ike. Several artists were employed to sculpt the trees and you can see the... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

very beautiful,worth seeing,i loved the tropical trees,very beautiful,worth seeing.would recommend seeing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We obtained the map from the visitor center to see the tree sculptures. It was a fun way to see some of the Galveston area. Some of the sculptures are really very nice, a few not so well done. Several beautiful homes along the tree sculpture route. We enjoyed driving around and looking for the tree sculptures. These are on... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We loved all the great artist that did these. It is a shame so many old tress had to be cut down for that. I heard from a local that they got paid 300 a tree to cut down tress after ike hurricane but they over did it, just to make extra money.

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nola
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

some of the sculptures were pretty good - some weren't worth the stop. but the 20 minutes it takes to drive does give you an opportunity to looks at a very interesting neighborhood with some outstanding eclectic architecture

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galveston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

chain saw art can be adequate at best. a few of them are awesome and beautifully done but many are sadly lacking. the one on 25th outside the fire station is terrible. also the geisha

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