Houston, Texas: Giant President Heads

Artist David Adickes is known for his heroic scale sculptures of historic figures. His series of President heads 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 inside a fenced-in yard. Bonus: 2014 sculpture of a big Charlie Chaplain!
2401 Nance St., Houston, TX
I-10 eastbound exit 769C (McKee St./Hardy St.) Follow the ramp straight onto Nance St. Drive three-quarters of a mile. You'll see the fenced yard with the heads on the left.
Currently in storage yard behind a fence.
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Charlie Chaplin statue.

Charlie Chaplin

Presidents heads, random art pieces, and a giant Charlie Chaplin -- but no Beatles any more.

[A Eisenhauer, 02/26/2016]

Sculptor David Adickes has been moving his giant artworks around recently, so there's no telling what you might see when you visit this place, which serves as his storage yard.

Charlie Chaplin statue.

Giant President Heads

Gates were locked but the President Heads were worth a visit. Charlie Chaplin statue still there.

[Andy, 03/31/2015]

President heads.

Giant President Heads

My son loved this -- you can go in some and pretend you have a tiny head and big body. They have bathrooms so if you need to pee and stop. It's worth it!

[Andrea, 06/24/2014]

Bathrooms deter visitors from peeing down the collars of the giant presidents.

Presidents heads.

Giant President Heads

The heads weren't behind a fence when we saw them, as others had said they were. We could walk right up to them, pick their noses and whatnot. It was raining while we were there, and we could actually drive right alongside them so we didn't have to get out of our car (but we did anyways because everyone wanted to take their picture with their favorite president).

Even though the collection is a bit in disarray (out of chronological order and with some heads detached from their shoulders), we still thought it was the most impressive art we saw in Houston.

[Naomi Haverland, 12/21/2013]

President heads.

Giant President Heads

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]
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