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“Drive by this statue often. Would not make special trip there.”

Stephen F. Austin Statue
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
135 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Drive by this statue often. Would not make special trip there.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Beautiful statue. Would be more impressive if it were close to the highway like the statue of Sam Houston. It is on the east side of Hwy 288, but difficult to get to. I have not been in the gift shop, but it frequently does not have even one car there, so probably closed.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Visiting Statue & Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Nice small museum of early Texas life. The statue is very impressive. It's all on a 10 acre ply donated by the Munson family. Their family Cemetary w/historical markers is less than 5 miles away west on Hwy. 35 going toward West Columbia.

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Hopewell, Virginia
1 review
“Why is Stephen's head so big?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

The statue's head seams way out of proportion to the rest of his body compared to other artists' renderings. Why is his head so big? And I'm not talking about the one that appears to be protruding from his pants.

Visited January 2014
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Texas
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215 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Huge Statue_DvB”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is like the Sam Houston statue as you head from Houston toward Huntsville. There isn't any tour or informational material, but it is a great photo opportunity with this monument to Texas founders.

Visited March 2013
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Along the way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Nothing like a bit of history concerning the great state of Texas and the bigger than life men who helped build it. Quite a nice place to take in while passing by.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Stan W
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