Sam Houston was larger than life so his statue should be too. In 1994, local artist David Adickes completed a 70 foot statue of the Texan hero which was erected by Interstate 45. Take a minute to stop and pay tribute to this interesting guy. Also at the site is the Huntsville Visitors Center, a picnic area and an amphitheater for special programs complete with a Sam Houston head (statue of course).
A little further down through the woods a large shadow crosses the path. If you look to your right you cannot help but see the spectacular monument “A Tribute to Courage” of Sam Houston. This is the worlds tallest statue of an American Hero. Other than being all of the above, he was the Commander in Chief of the Army of the Republic of Texas and served as Governor of Tennesse and of Texas. Standing at 6ft 6”, he was a big man in many respects and helped make Texas a state. The Mighty Man stands at a height of 67ft on a 10 foot granite base (almost twice my height).
David Adickes built the statue to honor Sam Houston on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Dedicated on October 22 1994 the 67 foot tall statue was placed on a 10 foot tall pedestal. Standing next to it you feel really small.
After passing the Visitors Center you wander down a wooded path where you pass a replica of the statues face - only since this is eye level it is much easier to see. The path then leads around the back of the statue and from there you are on your own. There is plenty of room to take pictures from all angles and distances.
I can't remember now whether there was charge, but I don't think so. The little shop had some nice souvenirs to choose from.