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Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville

Monument · Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • i know it's just a big statue but it's worth a quick visit. The statue is huge. There is an additional stone head which makes for a good photo op.  more »
  • This is a great little stop. Easy place to park, nice grounds and buildings, quaint and refreshing green space. The visitors center and gift shop are nice and well air conditioned! :)  more »
  • Seeing the statue as you drive by is so cool but being able to go and stand at his feet and look up at him is amazing. If you like history at all or just like really cool things I recommend stopping at the visitor center and getting a look at the interesting facts associated with the statue and Huntsville.
  • If you want to see the biggest ever statue of Sam Houston, stop here! It's so huge you can hardly get it all into the same photo! The area around the statue is well-cared for and clean. Many, many tourists are here to see the statue. It is a good place to stop and appreciate the history of Sam Houston and the state of Texas.
  • Great stop for individuals or families! They have a nice little visitor's center to explain the building of the statue. There's a cute little gift shop for toys and/or collectibles. Out behind the cute little house in which the center is housed are a collection of picnic tables located alongside the short, easy, gravel trail to the statue. Well worth a short stop. And they have public bathrooms, so you can kill two birds with one stone!
  • Thank goodness for old Sam Houston My family thoroughly enjoyed themselves, such a scenic area and there is a whole museum & gift shop there too, kids can play a giant game of checkers & people were loving it, it was like a rest area that had a great giant statue as well, the entrance to the statue takes you through a cool little facility that has been made to be a landmark headquarters with restrooms & everything you need besides food, Pack your own lunch theres some picnic tables in the shade & a little miniature ampitheatre, I will try to make this stop a family tradition, & hopefully this statue wont be tore down for any stupid reasons!
  • Almost nothing to see. not really visitor center, more likely information and gift store. The statue is huge and very impressive.

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