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

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Wow this is to cool

These sculpture 's are incredible. If you drive the streets around down town, and if you keep your eyes peeled you will spot these wood carving in front yards, fire stations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Weatherford, Texas

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

These sculpture 's are incredible. If you drive the streets around down town, and if you keep your eyes peeled you will spot these wood carving in front yards, fire stations, railroad museum , and various spots around town they are quite unique and worth the time to chase them down.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is such an amazing thing to see what was a sign of destruction and despair turned into a landmark of beauty and hope.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is amazing what people have done with these damaged trees. What a wonderful thing to do! Beauty out of devastation.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

These tree sculptures are all over Galveston and are a reminder that although nature can destroy something, resourceful and creative souls can turn the damage into something gorgeous. The trees used in these works of art were destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. They are all magnificent!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The carved tree trunks were a unique and artistic way to re-purpose the damaged tree trunks. Make sure you get a driving tour flier from the visitor center or a tourist brochures bin. Many of the tree sculptures are behind shrubs, in back yards or otherwise not in plain view and could be easily missed. The driving tour brochure was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Talk about making Lemonade from Lemons! Take this tour either walking (it's pretty widespread) or by car. The sculptures will be a reminder of another terrible storm to hit Galveston however the people in Galveston didn't let this one keep them down and they created sculptures that are as varied as the trees that were damaged creating the palette for... More 

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plano texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

You will have to find the information of all the spots. This is a tradegy with wonderful ending. You tour the streets to see the trees that were destroyed after the last hurricane, Ike. Local artist shaped the trees into wonderful works of art. DONT MISS THIS!

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Santa Fe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

After Ike some very talented people did some amazing carvings on the trees that would have been, otherwise trashed or mulched. All are amazing pieces of work from the Tin man to my favorite the Angel all are worth seeing. some are in back yards and not accessible to public a shame but most can be seen . Definite a... More 

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great addition to touring the Historic District! It was a terrific way to save the ancient trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Loved them!

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We got a map from the Visitors Center having heard about the sculptures. We took the tour via Jeep, but didn't get out of the car as it was too hot. We probably would have enjoyed the sculptures more if we did, but would have melted in the process. I wish there was a map app as it would make... More 

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Address: Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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