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Tree Sculptures

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

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Tree sculptures.

Loved driving through Galveston looking at so many crafty carvings of trees. Had to have been when a hurricane came through and damaged several trees. Some one is very artistic.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melanie R

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved driving through Galveston looking at so many crafty carvings of trees. Had to have been when a hurricane came through and damaged several trees. Some one is very artistic.

Thank Melanie R
Brenham, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an easy drive and not a far walk however we understood it was easier to drive. We think several of the sculptures were gone. Our map was good and perhaps they had been moved or stolen. Nonetheless for something different and free it was enjoyable.

Thank banana3tx
Brazil, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the visitor's center and learned about this "Tree Tour". It was a lot of fun--we did drive. I think it would have been over 5 miles to walk. Such a fun idea to create art from the old trees in Galveston.

Thank Rita R
Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love what the local community and artists have done with dead trees that once created the canopy in this Victorian neighborhood. Hurricane Ike in 2008 brought a devastating storm surge that flooded the neighborhood with salt water. It killed 100's and 100's of old trees including many that were planted in 1900 when that last major hurricane destroyed the... More 

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Plano, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing way to turn the devastation and damage of the hurricane in works of art. Some are a little hard to find. Get the map. They're worth the effort.

1 Thank informed_preacher
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really have to look to find them all . We drove and drove around and walking is diffenently out unless u just want to see a few. It was a nice day to spend looking for them.Very nice to see the different shapes ou of the trees ,. But u really have to go and see them.

1 Thank emtroy
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love the idea that folks would take the loss of tree life from a disastrous storm and turn it into a positive art form. We love finding treasures on vacation. Following a map from the visitor center we went on a bit of a scavenger hunt to find all the statues clearly marked with addresses. The map also... More 

2 Thank marian m
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Be patient with your search. Appreciate the architecture along the way. Ike was 7 years ago, so beauty of unpreserved sculptures may soon fade.

Thank Gina E
Ann Arbor, United States
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We walked about 100 blocks and saw 21 trees damaged in Hurricane Ike carved into sculptures. It is a fun self guided walking tour. The best thing is that you get to see most of the house in the Historic Distric at the same time. It was a lot of walking but it was fun

Thank Peter A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Saw many of the tree sculptures as I went for morning walks with a local friend and member of the GHF.

Thank FRED W

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