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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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The tree sculptures are a must see while in Galveston!!! They are beautiful and have meaning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amie M
Henderson, Texas
Unusual sculptures

We were given a map at the local I-Site centre and wandered round the historical district finding... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helen C
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“hurricane ike” (121 reviews)
“works of art” (30 reviews)
“dead trees” (23 reviews)
Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tree sculptures are a must see while in Galveston!!! They are beautiful and have meaning behind them. They are best seen on a tour! I would highly recommend seeing them on a Segway tour by SegCity!

Thank Amie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were given a map at the local I-Site centre and wandered round the historical district finding unusual made from trees.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2008, hurricane Ike covered Galveston in a tidal surge. It was decided to save the dead trees by carving interesting sculptures into what remained of the dead trees. The many Tree Sculptures are well done and interesting to see. You can pay for a...More

Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you drive to this place, the GPS will bring you to a dead-end street. You can park your car and then just walk to the Avenue H or just find another way to get to this place. There is only one left of the...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not see them all, but the ones I saw and photographed were pretty cool. I think they offer a brochure of where they are all located so if you are interested in seeing more than just a couple you should probably pick that...More

Thank sweet_pack_fan
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I used to live bye these trees sculpture. I would recommend going to look at these sculpture. Good experience

Thank sj4007
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While driving through the streets of Galveston, we drove passed several of these beautiful statues. Having witnessed the destruction after Hurricane Rita, it was uplifting to see such beautiful works rise like a phoenix.

Thank Julia Z
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I enjoyed driving through the city looking for the tree sculptures. I think my favorite one is at the fire station where they have a tall fire hydrant with water flowing out of it.

Thank ronandjessie
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a fun, self-guided tour. After Ike hit in 2008, there were many dead trees, instead of tearing them out, they were turned into art... Each one has a different story. Neat to see, a bit of a hunt for a few of the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

You can drive by these sculptures in your car. After Katrina many oak trees died in the city from too much water. Instead of cutting them down, an artist with a chainsaw created these beautiful sculptures. So fascinating to see what they did with tragic...More

1  Thank JoyfulEddy
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1 April 2017|
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Response from Deannadurbin | Reviewed this property |
The week my husband and I saw the sculptures the Houston Chronicle had a map in the Zest section. Maybe the Galveston Chamber of Commerce has a map.
14 November 2016|
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Response from Kitty B | Reviewed this property |
This site doesn't alow links to PD files, so google Galveston tree walking tours and do it from there. There are also free guides at most hotels, restaurants and gift shops.
14 November 2016|
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Response from taffydi | Reviewed this property |
I had a map given to me by the owner of the guest house where I stayed