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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5138
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Quirky, quick and fun!

This was absolutely free and great fun. We started to walk the (self-guided) tour and quickly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katherine H
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St. Louis
Amazing Pieces of Work!

Take your time and drive REAL SLOW, or have the map. We missed a few of them, but the ones we did... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Teri J
,
Kerrville, Texas
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“hurricane ike” (127 reviews)
“works of art” (31 reviews)
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Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5138
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

3  Thank Katherine H
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Take your time and drive REAL SLOW, or have the map. We missed a few of them, but the ones we did see were amazing!

Thank Teri J
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We found the driving tour on the internet for these Tree Sculptures that some artist did after the big. hurricane. Since its been almost 10 years, some of the sculptues have been painted to be preserved or stained and others just left alone to rot....More

2  Thank austinite1982
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

searching for the sculptures is alot of the fun,as you must tour beautiful neighborhoods,its definitely exciting when you find them...travel in your own car or a tour is available.

Thank susan g
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

you've got to take this tour around the city to see sculptures done from damaged trees from Hurricane Ike. I would never have believed you could do such artistry with a chain saw. Pictures just cant do these beauties justice. a must see if your...More

1  Thank scoleman003
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

These sculptures were created after Hurricane Ike literally destroyed many, many trees on the Island and caused much destruction in all areas. We didn't take the actual "Tour" per se. Wanting to see the tree sculptures as well as the Island architecture, we leisurely strolled...More

1  Thank TexieTucson-Az
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

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

4  Thank cam983
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

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

1  Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

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 4 May 2018

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

Thank AllanJGJ
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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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