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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5138
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We live north of Houston and had heard about "this tour." There is not a tour and many are on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cam983
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Huntsville, Texas
Not my thing

There was maybe 1-2 really cool sculptures, some that I couldn't believe they were part of the tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick F
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“hurricane ike” (124 reviews)
“works of art” (30 reviews)
“dead trees” (25 reviews)
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Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5138
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"driving tour"
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"old trees"
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"tin man and toto"
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"visitor center"
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"local artists"
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"wizard of oz"
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"historic district"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live north of Houston and had heard about "this tour." There is not a tour and many are on private property. Thinking the tour may be by video or internet tours. The information is misleading and many people that live in Galveston were without...More

1  Thank cam983
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was maybe 1-2 really cool sculptures, some that I couldn't believe they were part of the tour - due to being old and worn or just the quality wasn't there in my opinion. Take a car if you go not a guided tour. It...More

Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting sculpture tour, seeing wood sculptures, in private yards, carved from trees felled by recent hurricanes. Most are by or in front of older restored homes with interesting architecture.

Thank Cary L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These carvings of the stumps of hurricane-damaged trees are definitely a clever idea. They may not be great works of art but they speak volumes for the resilience of the people of Galveston. Reminds one of the saying re lemons and lemonade. As you drive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk or bike around historic homes to see these varies sculptures carved from hurricane damaged trees. A great way to get a feel for historic Galveston.

Thank AllisonS835
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Since we were visiting the East End I decided to add this to our tour itinerary. The concept was worthwhile to transform trees damaged by hurricanes into works of art. Luckily my daughter was game for it, initially. I performed a search online and found...More

1  Thank wireless_in_CA
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We used the map given to us by the hotel to drive around and locate the tree sculptures and we loved them. They were beautiful and the fact that they had been sculpted from trees that had been destroyed by the hurricane that would normally...More

2  Thank T2995OVmandyh
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My house is directly across the street from this magnificent carving. The Flight of Waterbirds" is one of the most intricate, largest and most detailed of the many East End Tree Sculptures. On average, three hundred persons a day stop to touch, walk around and...More

4  Thank TedHanley
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We got a map from the welcome center and drove the route. You could probably walk 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 missing....More

1  Thank Tbraun00
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful walk through the historic homes of GI. My wife and I took about 90 minutes and walked through this tour. Beautiful homes, unique carvings and stops along the way. Make a morning out of it. Not busy. Quiet and relaxing.

Thank klugk1968
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hncfb
1 April 2017|
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Response from Deannadurbin | Reviewed this property |
The week my husband and I saw the sculptures the Houston Chronicle had a map in the Zest section. Maybe the Galveston Chamber of Commerce has a map.
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micwtx
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.
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bobbih163
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
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