Houston, Texas: Giant President HeadsArtist David Adickes is known for his heroic scale sculptures of historic figures. His series of President heads, between 16 and 20 ft. tall, became the core of two theme parks -- in South Dakota and Virgina. Both have since closed, but travelers can see an array of leaders' heads by peeking over the fence at Adickes' Houston studio. Bonus: The Beatles!
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After our Texas road trip, this stop is the one we cannot stop talking about! It is seriously impressive and worth stopping at![Courtney, 08/06/2011]
Very nice sculptures, but not displayed well. They were behind locked fences, but visible from outside. Worth the trip.[Norma E, 01/30/2010]
We like the hit-or-miss randomness of this unofficial attraction at the artist's studio, really just the staging yard for his sculptures. You'd have to pay admission elsewhere to see the heads nicely arranged on little patches of grass!
David Adickes' studio in downtown Houston. There are about 20 or so of his giant president heads in the parking lot of his studio. The gates are open all of the time for anyone to come in and look around. There is also a giant sculpture of an old phone.[Rachelle Vasquez, 06/27/2004]
Adickes created the giant Sam Houston statue, and the Presidents Parks in South Dakota and Virginia. The sculptures in the lot change depending on Adickes' current projects.