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Tree Sculptures

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Address: Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Scavenger hunt for tree sculptures

We got a map to the sculptures from the visitor center. The majority of the sculptures are in a certain area but the fun begins when you search for the ones off the grid. You can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a map to the sculptures from the visitor center. The majority of the sculptures are in a certain area but the fun begins when you search for the ones off the grid. You can drive your car and park on the street, it is in a non traffic area. Sometimes you have to search at each property.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a magnificant site! It is unbelievable to think that these sculptures were products of beautiful stately oak trees that lined this Historical neighborhood. Hurricane Ike brought sorry and misery to this island. However, with the help of an artist hands, these dead trees were given new life. Just amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great thing and a lovely idea- need to search the web for a map. Nice to all ages and even to those that are not art crazy. They are in the historic area and so we can see the nice houses at the sme time.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hurricane Ike destroyed much of Galveston. The salt water destroyed thousands of very old trees. The creative nature of the residents of Galveston is apparent today. Rather than cutting down all these trees the Community in its wisdom hired individuals to sculpt the trunks into gorgeous outdoor sculptures. They are throughout the old historical district and demonstrate amazing individual creativity... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a cool map you can download and follow these beautiful works of art throughout Galveston! You really have to look for them as the landscaping has grown but they are an incredible save to a lot of beautiful trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike!

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galveston, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a fun drive around to see all these creative sculptures, I think ours is the best! Jimmy Phillips was our artist. He also did the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs n I have downloaded a map and seen many of the sculptures, we've found more not on the map. Very cool art to be shared with the community and visitors out of something terrible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hurricane Ike drowned much of the island over ten years ago, but the resilient residents took their loved trees that were lost and created enduring art that invites visitors to stroll, see and engage in the aftermath of such fragility and resistance.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect example of taking something sad and sorrowful and making the best of a bad situation. When the storm took out some beautiful old trees, chainsaw artists came and carved the remaining trunks into works of art, many applicable to the history of the homes. Great fun to get a map of them and find them to view in person.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did half of the tree sculpture tour and it was really good fun trying to find them as some are in people's gardens so you have to look really hard.

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