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Great way to see so many historic homes

We got the map of the tree sculptures from the Visitor Center and while it was interesting (some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Genevieve K
City tour

If you do the city bus tour they will show you a couple of them. I would recommend doing it early... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daniela L
Killeen, Texas
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Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5138
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We got the map of the tree sculptures from the Visitor Center and while it was interesting (some are pretty small), what we REALLY enjoyed was driving through the neighborhood and seeing so many unique and beautiful homes. If you've got time, I would think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Genevieve K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you do the city bus tour they will show you a couple of them. I would recommend doing it early in the trip, because they show you great places to look at and you get a feeling of the town.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tragedy/act of nature is what made these possible, but those that are creative, have made these available to those that want to see more that just a tree stump in a yard. Some are available for purchase in various parts of the island.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t get to see them all, but it was a nice drive looking for them. Most are in people’s yards so you have to be aware and look for these treasures! Don’t miss if you have time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lfreede
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rent an e-bike and tour around the neighborhoods to see the impressive tree sculptures. Considerable time and skill went into making these.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aggiedirtdoc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These tree sculptures are very cool. Watch out for them as you visit Galveston. We saw them in yards, at parks etc. They are beautiful pieces of art unique to this area. If you can't find any just ask any local and they will point...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

The tree sculptures were made after Hurricane Ike killed so many trees in 2008. My B&B had a map of this self-directed walking tour, as did the Visitor Information Bureau. I noticed that a couple sculptures were missing or missing bits--maybe thieves? Owners who didn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Decided to drive the tour. Not only was it fun to find the tree sculptures but we also enjoyed look at the historical houses. Some of the sculptures are missing. One has rotted right out of the ground. It was a nice relaxing drive.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This would be a fun tour on bikes or from your car if the weather isn't great. You can pick up a map at the visitor center. Some of the sculptures are several blocks apart. The sculptures are beautiful. Some are maintained better than others...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

The sculptures were carved from trees damaged from hurricanes and are absolutely marvelous! They are located throughout the area and are truly works of art!

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from Tom A | Reviewed this property |
They had a good one at the visitors center with a recommended driving route with turn by turn directions too!
November 13, 2016|
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Response from Kitty B | Reviewed this property |
This site doesn't alow links to PD files, so google Galveston tree walking tours and do it from there. There are also free guides at most hotels, restaurants and gift shops.
November 13, 2016|
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Response from taffydi | Reviewed this property |
I had a map given to me by the owner of the guest house where I stayed