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Galveston, Texas, USA

Attractions in Galveston, Texas

Amusements

  • Moody Gardens
    One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
    800-582-4673, Highlights of this amusement park include a 1.5 million gallon aquarium, the Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Museum, a cruise aboard a replica of an 1800's paddlewheel... more info

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark
    2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, TX 77554
    409-770-WAVE (9283), Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark on Galveston Island features speed slides, tube chutes, the Boogie Bahn surf ride, Torrent "tidal wave" river, an adults' lounge, a heated... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Ashton Villa
    2328 Broadway Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
    409-762-3933, Built by James Moreau Brown, a wholesale hardware merchant, railroad corporation president and banker, the brick Ashton Villa is a Texas Historic Landmark that is listed... more info  map

  • Bishop's Palace, The
    1402 Broadway Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
    Located in the East End Historic District
    409-762-2475, "One of the 100 most important buildings in America," according to the American Institute of Architects; the Bishop's Palace features colored stone, intricately carved... more info  map

  • Michel B. Menard Home
    1605 Thirty-Third Street, Galveston, TX 77551
    409-762-3933, Guided tours are available at this charming Old South, Greek Revival home that was owned by the founders of both Galveston and Houston and features an outstanding... more info  map

  • Moody Mansion, The
    2618 Broadway Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
    Located in the East End Historical District
    409-762-7668, This restored 28,000 square-foot, four-story structure offers visitors a glimpse into the home life of the Moodys, a powerful Texas family that established one of the... more info  map

  • Powhatan House
    3427 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77551
    409-763-0077, One of the most beautiful Greek Revival homes in Texas, this magnificent house was built by John Seabrook Sydnor, a pioneer merchant and mayor of Galveston, and features... more info  map

  • Samuel May Williams Home
    3601 Avenue P, Galveston, TX 77550
    409-765-1839, One of the oldest houses on the island, it is a prime example of a early 1800's prefabricated house. The home was built in Maine then carefully taken apart and shipped... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Rosenberg Library
    2310 Avenue I, Galveston, TX 77550
    409-763-8854, The Rosenberg is the oldest Texas public library in continous operation and one of the oldest in the Southwest. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Mardi Gras Museum
    2309 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX 77551
    409-765-5930, Focusing on past and present Mardi Gras festivities held in Galveston, this museum features a large array of costumes and historical memorabilia, as well as models of... more info  map

  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, The
    Pier 19
    409-766-STAR, Operated by the Offshore Energy Center, visitors to this state-of-the-art facility can step on board this drilling rig and learn how gas and oil are produced offshore. ... more info  map

  • Railroad Museum
    123 Rosenberg, Galveston, TX 77550
    409-765-5700, Located in the old art deco Santa Fe railroad station, two of the museum's prize exhibits are the waiting room, set up with more than 30 life-sized sculptures of... more info  map

  • Texas Aviation Hall of Fame
    2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston, TX 77554
    409-740-7722, Home to some of the finest restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the world. There are more than 40 aircrafts on display. more info  map

  • Texas Seaport Museum
    Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, TX 77550
    409-763-1877, The Texas Seaport Museum is home of the restored 1877 tall ship ELISSA, a floating National Historic Landmark that has been designated as one of America's Treasures by... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Seawolf Park
    Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway
    409-744-5738, Built on an immigration station site, this park features a three story pavilion, picnic sites, a playground area, a lighted fishing pier, the USS Cavalla, a World War II... more info  map

  • Stewart Beach Park & Recreation Area
    Sixth & Seawall
    409-765-5023, One of the premier family beach parks in Galveston, Stewart Beach features a children's playground, outdoor pavilion, volleyball courts, a live size human maze,... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Galveston Island Tours and Destination Services
    502 20th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
    409-765-8687, The premier Destination Management Services Company on Galveston Island. They handle group accommodations and unique venues for cruise ship visitors, corporations,... more info  map

  • Colonel Paddlewheeler
    One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
    Docked at Moody Gardens
    409-744-4673, Actually a floating period museum built in Mississippi for the non-profit Moody Foundation as a cost of $3 milion, this authentic reproduction of an 1860's stern wheeler... more info  map

  • Galveston Duck Tours
    21st Street & Seawall Boulevard
    409-621-4771, This 90 minute family fun tour features humorous yet informative information by experienced captains and takes you through The Strand, Offats Bayou, and the Historical... more info

  • Galveston Historical Foundation Tour Service
    2016 Strand, Galveston, TX 77553
    409-765-7834, Now that the members of the foundation have helped save much of historic Galveston, they welcome the opportunity to show visitors around. more info  map

  • Island Carriages
    2140 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551
    409-765-6951, Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride that will guide along Galveston's East End Historical District, as well as The Strand, Galveston's Historic Landmark District. ... more info  map

  • Treasure Island Tour Train
    Departs from Moody Civic Center, Sewall & 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
    409-221-0282, A pink-awninged, open-air rain carries up to 64 passengers on a leisurely 17-mile narrated trip that takes about an hour-and--half to cover the high-lights of both old... more info  map

  

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