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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Fabulous to see

You can drive by these sculptures in your car. After Katrina many oak trees died in the city from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eddy, Texas
Scavenger hunt

We had fun driving around looking for the tree structures. My girl had a great time looking around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jamie R
Palestine, Texas, United States
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  • Average7%
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“works of art” (30 reviews)
“dead trees” (22 reviews)
Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JoyfulEddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had fun driving around looking for the tree structures. My girl had a great time looking around Galveston

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to see so many of the sculptures on a tour of historic Galveston. Our tour guide pointed them all out and gave us the history of each. Truly a beautiful thing!

Thank colebenn1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a hit and miss tour. Some of the sculptures had been well maintained and others had not. The ones maintained were truly beautiful, however the others were not! Some were missing and others were newer than the tour sheet we had. Great 30...More

Thank jana s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Self guided tour is great. Take all the time you want. The chainsaw artistry is amazing. The artists have an amazing ability to transform dead wood into art where it stands.

Thank Raven_072
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see in Galveston. Truly a treat to see these works of art. Take a tour because they are spread out and you really wouldn't see them on your own.

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

creative use of likely hurricane losses..actually powerful art and skilled execution...worth a walking tour and a great memory

Thank texastraveller77
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a self guided tour along East to West streets of Broadway, Sealy, Ball, Winnie, Church, & Postoffice. North to South streets are 8th thru 20th. We drove this as a way to get little one a nap. We went to the Galveston Visitor...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Easy to follow map that you can download off the internet and you can see 98% of the carved trees. There are a few that are in a backyard or broken but overall it was looking at beautifully carved trees for free for a few...More

Thank rowley848
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I liked the everything very creative! My only complaint that is was very confusing to direct our selves i wish just maybe they would maybe ask people to put a sign in front ( a small one) saying that this is a place with a...More

Thank Yasmiena27
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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.
Bobbi H
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