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Address: 1327 11th Street, Huntsville, TX
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Cool stop for a Texas family

We have driven by Sam so many times.... He is impressive from the highway. This trip, our son needed a restroom, so we stopped in. I'm happy we did! It was really cool to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Mabank, Texas
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Mabank, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We have driven by Sam so many times.... He is impressive from the highway. This trip, our son needed a restroom, so we stopped in. I'm happy we did! It was really cool to see this impressive statue up close. A neat photo opp in addition to the clean and spacious restroom facilities, gift shop and information center. There we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

... and really cool. You can see this from I45 but it is worth the 15 minute detour. Recommend following thus with the Sam Houston Museum.

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Somerville, Alabama
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You need to stand by it to appreciate its true size, but a drive past it on the interstate would be enough.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This statue is best observed from the highway where you are not allowed to stop. The area around the statue is so very close that the statue cannot be truly seen but there is information there to read. The information in the visitor center is very good and talks about the other attractions in Huntsville as well, like the prison... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

You will definitely see this statue from the highway. go to the next exit past statue and Turn right and go back to the visitors center and short walk to statue. It is very interesting

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Huntsville, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I took my kids to see the statue that we passed all the time up close. And let me tell you....WOW. It's amazing. The detail work is just awesome. You really have to see this first hand. Just a little warning; standing under it will make you feel real small (or at least it did for me!)

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Pottsboro, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Massive welcoming site when entering Huntsville from the south and in a nice, natural setting. Wish they had one on the north side of Huntsville.

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We finally stopped at the Sam Houston Statue. We've always just driven on past. The route off of the highway was kinda strange but after a few minutes we were there. There is a small gift shop and restrooms at the visitor center. The Big Sam statue itself is impressive in size, just like Texas. We snapped a few pics,... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's hard to resist the huge 70-foot statue of this State's founder Sam Houston during that drive from Houston to Dallas up I-45. A quick stop-in to the Center yields much information about the Huntsville area, particularly its many prisons and notoriety for executions, from the extremely kind matrons operating the gift shop. Take your family photos with the giant... More 

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Hooterville, Tx
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can see the statue from several miles away when traveling north from Houston, and while there are 'No Parking' signs all along the interstate, there are always several cars that apparently have exemptions from such things. Those who stop on the interstate miss the best parts of the park! There are several exhibits outside, as well as a nice... More 

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