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A Fun Little Driving Tour (or walking)

We really enjoyed this. There was a great map to follow, and we felt like we were on a scavenger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patti V
Mattawan, Michigan
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Interesting AND healthy walk

We walked this tour with the family and it is great exercise and very interesting. Lots of diffrent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan G
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Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5138
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this. There was a great map to follow, and we felt like we were on a scavenger hunt. It goes through a lot of the historic district, and there were many very beautiful homes. The streets were not too busy, so we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked this tour with the family and it is great exercise and very interesting. Lots of diffrent things to see and nice, historical houses along the way.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we didn't to the scavenger hunt for the statues, we did see them and even searched out a few. Pretty impressive! A fun wander...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had seen these sculptures back around 2010 when I had less difficulty finding them. They are sculptures made from damaged trees in Hurricane Ike in 2008. Went back to the island most recently in September 2018. Had a hunt to find the sculptures again....More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

It was a neat idea to carve fallen tree stumps into sculptures. We enjoyed driving around seeing all of the historic homes and the sculptures.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We got a map from the welcome center and drove the route. You could probably have walked it, but we weren’t sure if it was going to rain or not. I gave this 4 stars since some of the sculptures were not kept up or...More

1  Thank Tbraun00
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We are seniors with mobility issues and this was a great way to enjoy Galveston Island from our own car at our own leisurely pace for free. We had downloaded the map or you can get one at the visitor center behind Aston villa. We...More

1  Thank GrandmaP2
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Tree Sculpture and Historic District Tour was very good! The driver sure knew his stuff and was a great narrator and answered every question with ease. We did this as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration thanks to the hard work and recommendations by...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I wife and I had a great time driving around and trying to locate these carved trees. They are quirky but fun works of art and a great way to use the downed trees. Very cool idea.

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This was absolutely free and great fun. We started to walk the (self-guided) tour and quickly switched to the car (recommend). Some of the sculptures are breathtaking, others have fun stories (the dog!). Taking the self-guided tour also adds a treasure hunt element as you...More

4  Thank Katherine H
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1 April 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!
14 November 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.
14 November 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