Experience The Great Storm
The 1900 Galveston Hurricane was by far this city's most profound and influential event in it's history. Leveling and flooding the entire island, and killing over 8,000 people, the storm decimated the "Wall Street of the South", and Galveston never regained the prominence it had obtained prior the tragedy. But now the Pier 21 theater offers a vivid and moving account of what it was like amidst the chaos and confusion of the worst natural disaster ever to occur in the U.S. "The Great Storm" film contains actual film footage and photos of the destruction after the storm, as well as reenactments and animations of what it was like during the peak of the hurricane's wrath. It is an experience not to be missed while visiting the island, as it gives one amazing insight to what had occured right here just over a century ago, and why Galvestonian's still refer to this event as the storm of all storms! Admission is $3.50, and kids under 6 are free.