Adickes SculptureWorx Studio is one of the quirkiest places in all of Houston, and is a great thing for locals to check out, or to show off to out-of-towners who are in Houston for a vacation. While the Studio may certainly be a little odd, it’s also really neat, incorporates a ton of talent, and makes for a really unique day trip.

Statues of Presidents’ Heads

The thing that the Adickes SculptureWorx Studio is perhaps most famous for are the larger-than-life replicas of former presidents’ heads, sculpted by artist David Adickes himself. The studio currently contains the busts of 43 different presidents, each of which is a whole seven feet tall. The statues are somewhat resemblant of what you might see on a trip to South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore, minus the giant mountain. The detail is fantastic, and the likeness is uncanny. In addition to the presidents, Adickes also created busts of some famous Texans, including Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin.

Check Out the Beatles

Equally as famous as all the president statues are the statues of the Beatles. These statues – featuring Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr – are all seven thousand pounds in weight, and are all 36 feet tall (with the exception of Ringo Starr, who is seated as he’s playing the drums). People love this display, and it draws people from all over Texas.

How-to Guide for the Studio

Other than the presidents’ busts and the Beatles sculptures, there’s not much else to see at Adickes SculptureWorx Studio. So, instead, here’s some information you’ll need to know about a trip here.

Parking: Parking is really easy at Adickes SculpturWorx Studio, and you should be able to find plenty of street parking available without hassle.

It gets hot: There’s not a lot of shade at this place, nor many places to sit. As such, bring a hat and your sunscreen for a tour of the studio. There are also reports of high levels of mosquitos, so bring some bug spray to keep them at bay.

It’s free: this one is self-explanatory. If you weren’t already convinced that you should come here, the fact that you don’t have to pay a dime to get in should make it worth it.

When to go: It’s encouraged that you visit the busts and Beatles during daylight hours only. The lot is open year round. And since it’s outdoors, this isn’t the place to visit when the weather is poor.

Study up: Before you go, you might want to take some time studying your presidents to see which ones you can recognize while at the studio lot. There aren’t any plaques or name plates providing president identity, so brush up and then impress your friends by schooling them with presidential knowledge.

Take photos: This really is a cool place to go, and the sculptures really are quite amazing. If you want to get a few likes on Facebook, you’re guaranteed to draw some attention with a selfie of you and Lincoln.