Coulson Tough brought the first sculpture to The Woodlands in 1974, "The Family" by Charles Pebworth along Woodlands Parkway. Coulson launched a sculpture acquisition program, using money from The Woodlands’ construction budget and land sales. Now the giant planned community north of Houston, has 52 outdoor sculptures. Ranging from hackneyed realisim to bland geometric abstraction, it’s what you’d expect, but it’s the subject of a book and daily tour service! Tickets are $10 or $15 depending on the length of the tour and the air-conditioning of the bus. Tony Motto is the founder of Sculp-Tours, a guided tour service of the various sculptures dotted throughout The Woodlands. "It’s a good alternative for people who are tired of just going to the movies," said Motto.
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