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Tree Sculptures

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Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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We enjoy the uniqueness of Galveston and a big part of this are the homes located East of downtown. And after Hurricane Ike, you can combine viewing these home with a collection... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Longview, Texas
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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy the uniqueness of Galveston and a big part of this are the homes located East of downtown. And after Hurricane Ike, you can combine viewing these home with a collection of sculptures carved from the victims of the hurricane, the trees located in the yards of these historic homes. Go by the visitor center and pick up a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After Hurricane Ike many trees were destroyed. One woman knew a tree sculptor in Houston who sculpted her tree. Then one after another with downed trees called on him. They are all created according to Galveston themes and the remaining tree size. The funnest one is at a children's park with all kinds of animals, some hidden, but adults will... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the tree sculptures during our segway tour. They are all unique and amazing. Definitely worth checking them out.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this. Drop by the Visitor Center, get a map and have someone navigate you through the neighborhoods. Most of the sculptures are easily found and some of them are hidden which makes this a fun trip. Don't forget to look up and enjoy the beautiful homes.

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Little Chute, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth the time and walking to view the different tree sculptures to see what some people were able to do to preserve and make something good out from the bad of the hurricane

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! A must see tour..can be done on your own or as a guided tour..we did in our own vehicle, saw some walking &bicycles. Very talented work on a sad problem!

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HAM LAKE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Following the terrific death of so many trees, it is good to find some beneficial use for the remains. The creativity and individuality of the many landowners and artists is fun and inspiring. The map is very clear and beneficial for the tour and tells the background story.

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely a unique experience. It felt a bit like a trespassing voyeur, but it was cool to see. Research where to go first as sculptures are in various locations.

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houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an unexpected treat to see these sculptures scattered around the island, especially after such a horrible storm. The fact that someone even had the thought to use these damaged trees in such an amazing way is more proof of the optimistic human spirit. I encourage everyone to drive around in search of these works of art. You won't be... More 

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Portage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice thing to do on a rainy day if you have a car. I wrote down the addresses in order for each street so was easier to follow then the map. Sad to think a few are weathered and might not last. Thank you to the artists who took the time!

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