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Tree Sculptures

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Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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North Oaks, Minnesota

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loved the sculptures from trees that were lost from Hurricane Ike in 2008. We had a great time finding them like a scanveger hunt with the aid of the map obtained from from the Hotel Galvez concierge. Loved that the residents in the area in which the sculptures are were good natured about the fact that we were... More 

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would guess that something so beautiful could come from a disaster? It was so sad to see all the dead trees after Hurricane Ike but, three great artist created a masterpiece.

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Thank Ron B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool sculptures! We had an awesome time driving around and finding them all. Use the map online with directions.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we hunted for tree sculptures on a cloudy day. we only had the map on my phone because i forgot to bring the printed version. we went by car and got through about half of them. lucky for us it was a weekday right before Christmas so there wasn't much traffic. which is good because i'm sure i blew through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and fun to walk around the district looking for the sculptures. Bring the map or you will miss a few ofvthem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's such a great history of preserving the trees that were damaged due to a hurricane 8 years ago by carving it We printed the map of the tree sculptures from the website. You can definitely drive it but very carefully. It's completely a residential area with lot of stop signs. We took pics and admired the carving. Our fav... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We printed a detailed map from the Tourism website and followed it in our car to each sculpture listed - fun tour and good map!

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