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