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Interesting Close-up of "Big Sam"

The statue is worth a visit and the gift shop is staffed by friendly personnel. You can even go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Huntsville, Texas
Beautiful Statue Along the Freeway

Just passed by this beautiful statue on our way to lunch with friends. It creates quite a presence... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bothell, Washington
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1327 11th St, Huntsville, TX 77340-3811
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All reviews visitor center gift shop sam houston larger than life quick stop welcome center texas history short walk american hero awesome sight small picnic area no charge picnic tables nice place to stop worth a stop prison museum highway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see this larger than life statue driving along I45. Every state should honor their heroes with this type of recognition.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue is worth a visit and the gift shop is staffed by friendly personnel. You can even go inside the "spare" head of the statue.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Venture63867088951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just passed by this beautiful statue on our way to lunch with friends. It creates quite a presence along the freeway.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mgalex
Reviewed February 7, 2019

This is a fun roadside stop. They were doing lots of reconstruction on the buildings so in the future more will be here. The whole point of the stop is to see the statue! You will need to walk off trail to frame the statue...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Heather K
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We stayed in Huntsville specifically to see the Sam Houston statue. There is some construction on the highway, so it took a little longer to get there. The visitor center had great information on the construction of the statue and the employee (sadly I didn't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank candjlindsey
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This amazing statue is part of a Texas visitor center off US hwy 45 in Huntsville. The statue is almost 70 feet tall, not including the granite base. The area is nicely landscaped. You do not have to visit the center, as you cannot miss...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a peaceful little site located just a stone’s throw from a busy freeway. Well worth a stop to see one of the world’s largest free-standing statues and take ages pictures. There is a welcome center, gift shop, restrooms and some vending machines. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas G
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We were just traveling down Interstate 45 and suddenly the awesome, huge, magnificent statue of Sam Houston was on the side of the road. We just had to turn around and take a picture of this spectacular monument to one of Texas’s most beloved pioneers....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dkennedy1949
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The whole area around the statue is beautiful; the trees and breathtaking and the walking paths are easy to navigate. There is a lot of Texas history around Sam Houston and they do a good job of framing it without being dull.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Don B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

You know you're getting close to Huntsville when you see this landmark looming in the distance. The size is remarkable and it's easy to pass by since you think you can see all there is from your car. Wrong. We finally decided to spend a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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