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“A Big Statue for a Big Man”
Review of Sam Houston Statue

Sam Houston Statue
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 29 January 2012

The best thing about stopping to visit the huge statue, apart from taking a good look up close, is the opportunity to learn a bit about this giant of a man in Texas and U.S. history. Sam Houston is honored in Huntsville because he made his home there at the time of his death in 1863. He would have nothing to do with the Confederacy, so he resigned as Governor of Texas after the vote to secede from the Union and retired to Huntsville. It's a short pleasant walk though the woods from the visitor center to the statue. Admission is free.

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Reviewed 29 January 2012

It's just a big concrete statue. Don't bother. You see it from the highway. The little shop attached to it is tiny.

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Reviewed 11 January 2012

You pass him- and say you're going to stop next time... before you know it- a year has gone by! :-) A visit (an actual stop) to the statue is well worth the exit off the highway! A quaint little gift shop/museum with bathroom facilities and snacks welcome you... along with super nice staff and very knowledgeable of the history and whole area surrounding statue and Huntsville. Stroll out to visit the big guy and you wont be disappointed. Ever wonder what's on the backside? You'll have to find out for yourself! Totally recommend for: All native Texans (I'm from NY) and newbie's like myself! Great for kids- history buffs or leg stretchers on a long trip! ENJOY! (Spring is the best time to enjoy the wildflowers along the Hwy and in front of Sam)

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Reviewed 26 December 2011

Sam Houston Statue is humungus! Quite impressive from the road, but even more impressive to drive to the little gift shop and follow the trail to see Sam up close and personal. We were glad we stopped. It was an adventure.

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Reviewed 23 December 2011

Just seeing a statue, but it's large! Luckily, it's set back enough from the highway so you can get it all in for a photo.

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