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Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville

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This statue of Sam Houston is the world's tallest statue of an American hero, and was built by artist David Adickes. The Sam Houston Statue, "A Tribute to Courage," stands 67 feet tall on a 10 foot base. Within the Visitor's Center, you will find an assortment of visitor information including unique videos, brochures, and maps. You will be greeted by a friendly Texas ambassador, who can help plan your day. We also have a Gift Shop located at the Visitor's Center. To get to the statue and Visitor's Center, take Exit 109 or 112 from I-45.

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  • This is a very Godzilla-sized statue. You might see it from I-45. Please stop by! There are a visitor center and gift shop.I got complimentary coffee at the visitor center. And I saw a cat at the... 
    This is a very Godzilla-sized statue. You might see it from I-45. Please stop by! There are a visitor center and gift shop.I got complimentary coffee at the visitor center. And I saw a cat at the...  more »
  • The Statue itself is impressive, and can be seen both along the road and close up. There is also a small amphitheater with a replica of the head, a gift shop, and a visitor center. 
    The Statue itself is impressive, and can be seen both along the road and close up. There is also a small amphitheater with a replica of the head, a gift shop, and a visitor center.  more »
  • You will pass this while going down the interstate. They do not have a designated pull off area so it is hard to stop and really look. But it is an impressive statue 
    You will pass this while going down the interstate. They do not have a designated pull off area so it is hard to stop and really look. But it is an impressive statue  more »
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  • Towering over the surrounding area at 67 feet tall, this is an impressive landmark! Public restrooms, along with a small museum and gift shop. Nice break spot with well maintained trails, picnic tables and shade. Even on a hot day the shade keeps the temp bearable. Lots of interesting plaques and information around the visitors center and the statue. Dropped by on a road trip, which was a fun way to break up the drive.
  • Wow, talk about an awesome staff! When we pulled in a lady actually walked outside just to greet us and say hello! Talk about a nice, clean, and friendly environment! Everything was well kept, walkways we're all perfect, picnic areas were immaculate, and all the information markers looked brand new. I had no idea how big the statue really was until I stood in front of it. I'm glad my Familiar suggested we should go check this place out. The little amphitheater was dope. There is this gigantic head of Sam Houston there so picture opportunities are endless lol. If you're looking for a little spot to stop and chill, maybe have a little picnic, you should for sure park your self here for a little while and check it out. Lots of info available about the area and surrounding parks along with a knowledge staff that is more than willing to help. A+ for sure!
  • A spontaneous stop off that was well worth the time and experience. With a short little walk from the gift shop and information building, that contains a few artifacts of Sam Houston's, you will find a trail of donator names etched into brick leading you to an incredible display of artistry. The artist, even added Houston's wedding band. The staff is well versed in Sam Houston's life and the history surrounding him. They will direct you to other places to obtain more information and see more sites. *Ask about the 'Big Sam's Honor Club. Plenty of spots for a picnic under the shades of trees, and activities like playing the games on the porch, enjoy the company of Boghi the cat or enjoy scavenger hunts and color sheets. There are vending machines on spot and restrooms. Jams and ice creams for sale inside, novelty items and This great for a stop off on a trip or day drive.
  • It's worth a stop, and more impressive in-person than driving by. The visitor center was still closed the morning we were there, so it'd probably be better during business hours. Still a nice place to walk around.
  • We pass the Sam Houston Statue all the time we travel up and down I45 but never realized there was a visitor center directly behind the statue nestled in a nice wooded area. The visitor center was closed for lunch but we were able to walk thru the center and follow the trail to the front of the statue. There is plenty of parking at the visitor center as well. There are a few signs along the trail with interesting information about the statue and brochures to take to read. We highly recommend this place to visit.

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