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“Mr. Houston is a big man” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sam Houston Statue

Sam Houston Statue
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Huntsville
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Mr. Houston is a big man”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

Not just the statue is big but Mr. Houston was larger than life. This is a quick stop off the freeway (I-45) gives a quick overview to a true TEXAS leader. The inscriptions on the statue are as true today as the day they were spoken. Two teenagers 17 & 14 enjoyed it as well.

Thank AlnicoCunife
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Stop adn look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

Take the marked exit it’s only a couple miles parallel to the highway, if you are in a hurry just walk straight out behind the building/gift shop and the statue is 20 yards down the trail. Has restrooms.

Visited October 2011
Thank Jeff M
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A nice little detour and rest stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

In short - this is a large stature of Sam Houston that over looks the highway on the outskirts of Huntsville. It's set in a small park with a little visitor center and nice little gift shop.

Nothing much else to tell really.

The facilities are clean and the people that run the place were very friendly, enthusiastic and helpful.

If you need a rest stop on the way to or from Houston - do it:)

Visited October 2011
Thank Thurstonland
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“This is a beautiful wooded path to a local landmark!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2010

I love the statue. My boyfriend and I had our first kiss there! At night it is very romantic. There are lamps lit to light the shallow path covered in trees and windy curves. You first have to past an ancient wooden house, and the shadows the porch lights cast on the ground are beautiful. There is a small amphitheater of Sam Houston's head where you can take more pictures, or enjoy a small sit on the long cement breaks. Then you can wander around the trees to the main statue, which is much much bigger than it looks from your car. It is entertaining to go as a group or just with someone special.

Thank cew007
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Montgomery, Texas
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“Still Big & Menacing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2009

I've driven by this statue many, many times over the years but had never stopped to check it out until today. As we were leaving the close by Huntsville State Park, we pulled over on the access road across I-45 from the statue. You can take some cool pics that give the statue some context in size.

Then we drove up to the bridge just north of the statue to cross over and come back to the statue. You drive around behind the statue and park along the road in the woods. There is a cool welcome center and gift shop with all things Texan (with heavy lean on Sam Houston and Davy Crockett items).

You then follow a path over to the statue that goes by a small amphitheater where they have a face of Sam down where you can take pics with it.

Once you arrive at the statue you stroll around the 10-foot high base that is surrounded by shrubs. There is plenty of room between the statue and the freeway to get back far enough to take some cool pics. Even though it has only been around about 15 years the statue has quickly become an icon in the Lone Star State. And it lives up to the billing in person.

Incidentally there is a smaller scale version of the statue down in Houston at a restaurant that is next door tot he Sam Houston Race Park horse track.

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