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“Giant Statue of Sam Houston”
Review of Sam Houston Statue

Sam Houston Statue
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Huntsville
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 14 July 2017

67 feet tall and on a 10 foot base, Sam Houston is hard to miss if you are on Interstate 45 about exit 109. There is no place to stop but can take exit 109 to Highway 40 east to Highway 75. You can see him for miles.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I have been by the statue many times, and I am glad we finally stopped.

Sunday the visitor center was closed. We enjoyed the swings on the patio.

They have restrooms available

It was a short walk to the statue. The sculptor did a fantastic job. You can also take pictures with a statue of Sam Houston's head

I loved Sam Houston's quote for leaders. "Govern wisely and as little as possible."

Make the stop while you can

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Sam Houston is quite a historical figure for Texas, so it makes sense to have him appear larger than life. Yes, you can see the statue from route 45, but you don't really get the perspective for the size until you walk up to it. It is huge.

The visitor center doesn't open early, but you can still take the short walk through the wooded area out to it without going through the building.

There was no admission fee.

Thank RNRVTravler
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This had to be the biggest statue I have ever seen. But a great monument to a great man. Must see if you go to his namesake. Great view also from the highway.

Thank Wade_Moseley
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

The 67 foot statue atop a ten foot base, the world's tallest statue of an American hero, is very fitting for a man who stood 6'8" in real life. The base lists Houston's achievements including being the only American to ever be governor of two different states (TX and TN). It is a short, pleasant walk from the Visitor Center to the statue with shaded areas with picnic tables and places to sit along the way. The area was so peaceful and relaxing I wished I had purchased a sandwich to eat here. The volunteers at the VC said at night the statue is lit, is visible for about six miles, and for NB vehicles the statue appears at times to be directly above the road.
Besides the statue, there is also a wonderful Visitor Center for Huntsville with knowledgeable and friendly volunteers that really give excellent advice and a gift shop with lots of Texas merchandise. This was my first visit to Huntsville and by stopping here first I received advice that was invaluable-best routes, places to eat and how to best spend my two days in Huntsville.
You could walk out to the statue and back in 10 minutes or so (wheelchair users will have no problems) but I suggest visitors would also enjoy the VC and gift shop. If you want to learn more about Sam Houston, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum is just a short drive away.

Thank Joan W
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