Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Tuesday, February 4 - Saturday, we spent the day with Carrie seeing some of the sites around Houston. Our first stop was a return visit to Texas Pipe and Supply. We visited this place back in 2010 and have frequently mentioned it to others. It left quite an impact!

texas pipe sign

The company is located at Highway 288 and Belfort on the southbound side.  The Texas Pipe and Supply company call this area  "The Eclectic Menagerie Park."

metal sculptures


The Eclectic Menagerie Park is a sculpture garden. It was created by the owners of Texas Pipe several years back as a way to give back to the community. All of the art work has been designed and built by local artists who use steel or retired equipment from Texas Pipe for their work. Boy is it amazing!

road runner

Many of the sculptures are very detailed.head of road runner




This is the strangest one.
strange sculpture

There are several new sculptures since we were last here. The newest is the 10-story tall fishing pole. It didn’t catch a fish but a truck! The Mexican Mariachi band is also new.

fishing pole

car on hook

Mariachi band

The artists who constructed these works of art has never sold one of their creations. They build them for fun! This hobby just may be a little more expensive than golfing.....LOL

Yes, that is King Kong himself.King Kong


There are many more sculptures in this garden. So, if you find yourself driving South of Houston on Texas 288, watch for the Texas Pipe & Supply Company just as you pass the 610 Loop. We're sure you'll enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!