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Bigger in person than from the car!

This is a fun roadside stop. They were doing lots of reconstruction on the buildings so in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather K
Houston, Texas

We stayed in Huntsville specifically to see the Sam Houston statue. There is some construction on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Robert S
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
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We've passed this statue for decades and finally stopped to learn more about it! Very impressive up close. The attention to detail is amazing. Nice visitor center and gift shop!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lacey C
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Great place to get out of car for a stretch and learn about Sam Houston. If visiting Huntsville, stop in for a look see. Sit in the front porch swing and imagine that life so long ago.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melodee S
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Nice Visitor Center, beautiful park with picnic tables under majestic pine trees. The statue is a must see up close. Driving past the statue on the highway doesn't do it justice.

Date of experience: August 2018
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