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  • Moody Gardens 800-582-4673
    One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
    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 409-770-WAVE (9283)
    2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, TX 77554
    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 409-762-3933
    2328 Broadway Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
    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 409-762-2475
    1402 Broadway Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
    Located in the East End Historic District
    "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 409-762-3933
    1605 Thirty-Third Street, Galveston, TX 77551
    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 409-762-7668
    2618 Broadway Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
    Located in the East End Historical District
    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 409-763-0077
    3427 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77551
    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 409-765-1839
    3601 Avenue P, Galveston, TX 77550
    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 409-763-8854
    2310 Avenue I, Galveston, TX 77550
    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 409-765-5930
    2309 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX 77551
    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 409-766-STAR
    Pier 19
    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 409-765-5700
    123 Rosenberg, Galveston, TX 77550
    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 409-740-7722
    2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston, TX 77554
    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 409-763-1877
    Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, TX 77550
    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 409-744-5738
    Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway
    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 409-765-5023
    Sixth & Seawall
    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 409-765-8687
    502 20th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
    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 409-744-4673
    One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
    Docked at Moody Gardens
    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 409-621-4771
    21st Street & Seawall Boulevard
    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 409-765-7834
    2016 Strand, Galveston, TX 77553
    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 409-765-6951
    2140 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551
    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 409-221-0282
    Departs from Moody Civic Center, Sewall & 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
    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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