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Sam Houston Statue

Address: 1327 11th Street, Huntsville, TX
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Pottsboro, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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347 reviews 347 reviews
67 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is so cool. The statue is "Ginormous" Great to just get off the road and stretch your legs and learn a little about Houston history. Don't forget to sign the guest book!!

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Round Rock, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Quite a pretentious statue. Had driven by it before but never stopped and visited. Our group was afforded a wine and cheese reception in the statue. FUN

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You have to come and visit this place..! A very interesting history will entertain you. Please just do not park on the Hwy. nice people is awaiting to help in the entrance. It's free..!!!

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