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Tree Sculptures

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

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New one on 1200 block of Sealy.

These are very impressive sculptures carved out of fallen hurricane Ike trees. The historical homes are also nice to view while hunting the sculptures.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Galveston Island, Texas
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Galveston Island, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These are very impressive sculptures carved out of fallen hurricane Ike trees. The historical homes are also nice to view while hunting the sculptures.

Thank ExWaitress1975
Laurel, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These sculpltures are fantastic and it is hard to believe they are some of the destruction left by hurricane Ike. Most have been kept oiled or varnished and were done by accomplished artists, causing them to look like they belong in a museum. But they're right on the street in people's yards and free for all of us to enjoy.... More 

Thank Bluebonnet2009
Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was great fun locating and looking at all these beautiful tree sculptures. Plenty of maps online. Also, the historical neighborhood is great to look at too. The residents there are very friendly and seem to like the tourist. Lots of places to eat as well. Parking on the street is free up to two hours. We choose to walk... More 

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through the district looking at the beautiful mansions on each and every block. We played a game of looking for the art work from the trees damaged by the Hurricane

Thank Cheryl P
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went during our staycation for spring break. I didn't know what to expect. It was like going on a treasure hunt. Some of the trees are not in an obvious place. It took us about 1.5 - 2 hours to do it. So much fun!

Thank Letty C
Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned of the history of the sculptures and enjoyed following the map on the internet to find all of the sculptures.

Thank jjcolo55
Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby studied the map we found online before we left our hotel, so we had no trouble finding the tree sculptures that are pretty works of art. The Visitor's Center also has a nice brochure with a map. Such a brilliant idea to save the tree from total destruction. Now I wish we had saved the trunk of our ash... More 

Thank Linda C
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hurricane Ike destroyed much of Galveston Island's tree canopy in 2008. While most tree debris was removed, some local artists turned devastation into art with these intricate tree sculptures. The owners paid anywhere from $2000 to $12,000 for these wonderful works of art and they are proudly displayed for everyone to see. A must see if you're visiting Galveston Island.

Thank Linda7511
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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

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