The Sam Houston Statue Celebrates 19th Anniversary

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Huntsville, Tx- The Tourism Department invites residents and visitors to stop by the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center and Gift Shop to celebrate the 19th Anniversary of the landmark monument, “A Tribute to Courage.”

The world’s tallest statue of an American hero was dedicated to the City of Huntsville on October 22, 1994 by the artist, David Adickes, in honor of Sam Houston becoming the first President of the Republic of Texas.

Starting at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, the Visitor Center will be offering birthday cake and punch to commemorate the anniversary with a chance to win a prize on the Plinko game.

The gift shop will be offering 10 percent off on purchases excluding consignment and clearance items.

For a donation of $15, the Visitor Center will have on hand a limited amount of miniature statues autographed by the artist David Adickes.

“This has been an exciting year for the statue. We had our Millionth Visitor and have seen over 68,000 visitors sign our guest book this past year,” said Kimm Thomas, Director of Tourism and Cultural Services for the City of Huntsville. “We look forward to celebrating the anniversary of the statue with as many of our residents and guests as possible.”

The Visitor Center is located at 7600 Highway 75 South. For more information, call 800-289-0389.