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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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

These sculptures are made by various artists from the remains of trees hit by hurricane Ike. The ones that I saw were on Ball street.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Most of the tree sculptures (killed by the saltwater after Hurricane Ike) are clustered in the East End Historic District within easy walking distance of one another, so it's can be fun to pick up one of the free tourism brochures with a map of them and take children on something of a scavenger hunt to find them. The one... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tree sculptures are very cool to check out. They were made after Hurricane Ike. Ike killed thousands of trees, so the town decided to make the most of it and made sculptures out of some of them. I saw most of them on a historical tour, so if you plan to do a tour wait and before taking the... More

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Corinth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Go see them if you can....really worth it. We saw several while on a tour. Granddaughter loved the dog! It was hard to believe they were sculpted out of trees. The details are amazing.

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Bedford, Texas
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49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After Hurricane Ike hit Galveston Island, many old trees were lost. However, several homeowners decided to not chop the dead trees down but employed 3 tree sculptors to create works of art. With chainsaws in hand creative sculptures came to life. You can get a map of all the current tree sculptures for a fun site seeing adventure and quest.... More

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Richwood, TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Be sure to have a map to follow in order to find all of these. Most of the time there will be nowhere to park so you will have to view from your car. My friend who was driving was kind enough to drop me at each one so I could photograph them whle she circled the block...you just can't... More

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Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We found this by accident. Fun way to spend some time driving in the old section of town. Loved the sculptures, way better than cutting them down completely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Galveston showed Ike that they wood not be undone by a surge of seawater. I'm sure they wont last forever so enjoy them while you can.

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Longview, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

These works of art salvaged from the live oak trees killed by the Hurricane Ike storm surge are beautiful. Unfortunately there don't seem to be as many left as there were last year. I remember reading that the city of Galveston wanted the "dead trees" removed. Maybe that is what happened to some of them? See them soon. They are... More

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Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Saw many interesting tree sculptures while touring the island. Those I remember are a guitar, dog standing on two legs, holding onto a fence, and the Tin Man & Toto from the Wizard of Oz. Fun to see these sculptures & learn the history behind them!

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