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A Peaceful Respite

This is a peaceful little site located just a stone’s throw from a busy freeway. Well worth a stop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thomas G
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Out of nowhere, an awesome site!!

We were just traveling down Interstate 45 and suddenly the awesome, huge, magnificent statue of Sam... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Plano, Texas
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  • Poor1%
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1327 11th St, Huntsville, TX 77340-3811
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a peaceful little site located just a stone’s throw from a busy freeway. Well worth a stop to see one of the world’s largest free-standing statues and take ages pictures. There is a welcome center, gift shop, restrooms and some vending machines. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We were just traveling down Interstate 45 and suddenly the awesome, huge, magnificent statue of Sam Houston was on the side of the road. We just had to turn around and take a picture of this spectacular monument to one of Texas’s most beloved pioneers....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dkennedy1949
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The whole area around the statue is beautiful; the trees and breathtaking and the walking paths are easy to navigate. There is a lot of Texas history around Sam Houston and they do a good job of framing it without being dull.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

You know you're getting close to Huntsville when you see this landmark looming in the distance. The size is remarkable and it's easy to pass by since you think you can see all there is from your car. Wrong. We finally decided to spend a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We've passed this statue for decades and finally stopped to learn more about it! Very impressive up close. The attention to detail is amazing. Nice visitor center and gift shop!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to get out of car for a stretch and learn about Sam Houston. If visiting Huntsville, stop in for a look see. Sit in the front porch swing and imagine that life so long ago.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melodee S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Nice Visitor Center, beautiful park with picnic tables under majestic pine trees. The statue is a must see up close. Driving past the statue on the highway doesn't do it justice.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jmatthews593
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There's not much to see if you stop at the statue visitors center. There's a short path to the statue to see it up close. I wish there had been more about the building process etc. The cat inside the visitors center was the most...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pamelar674
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Anyone who loves Texas History needs to stop and see the statue to a man who helped change how people view Texas. His stature can be seen in this monument, as he looks out on East Texas.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank txusmc94
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I like this place . I own my own Motel on highway19. I travel this road almost every day feel very nice to watch this statue.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Zore C
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