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Sam Houston Statue

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Address: 1327 11th Street, Huntsville, TX
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Sam Houston Monolith

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Texas, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The statue of Sam Houston on I-45 just celebrated 20 years! It's definitely worth making a stop at the statue and visitor's center to see the statue up close and personal and to view photos of it's construction and installation. There's a small gift shop that is a fun place to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It was a nice break in our travels to stop and visit the statue. The visitor center was nice, had brochures of what to do in the area as well as a souvenir shop. The photo opportunities were nice too. We left with some nice and unique pictures.

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Arlington, Texas
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67 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It really is a neat statue for a great man in Texas History. You don't even have to stop if you don;t want to, it is right off of I-45 and you can see him clearly in both directions. But you can go see it up close and take pictures too.

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