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!

Address:
2401 Nance St., Houston, TX
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Currently in storage yard behind a fence. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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George Bush Sr, Charlie Chaplin.

Giant President Heads

This appeared closed.

[Kevin, 06/07/2022]

The yard containing the Heads has always been fenced-in. Artist David Adickes has long planned to move the heads to an outdoor park in Huntsville. Maybe this year?

President heads.

Giant President Heads

The sculptures are behind a locked gate. They can be seen from road though.

[Emily, 03/21/2022]

Heads of the Presidents.

Giant President Heads

According to a news story in the Huntsville Item, 92-year old sculptor David Adickes hopes to move his 44 giant President heads -- currently in his studio yard in Houston -- to a veterans museum park in his hometown of Huntsville. The heads were built for a real estate development that collapsed during the Great Recession of 2008, and they've sat in storage ever since.

Adickes suggests in the Item story that the new park will be free, as previous attempts to turn the heads into for-profit attractions in South Dakota and Virginia -- with two duplicate sets of heads -- have failed.

One roadblock: officials from the veterans museum say they need $400,000 to build the park.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/29/2019]

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]
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