Galveston Things to Do

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  • 1. Moody Gardens

    Yes, it's the mega Moody Gardens. You know, I recently bought a copy of a travel book for kids in Houston and they listed Moody Gardens on there and the cost was $4. Well, I paid $45.00 for a one day...

  • 2. Bishop's Palace

    The Bishop's Palace was completed in 1892 by Nicholas Clayton a nationally known architect from Galveston. It was satrted in 1886 as a home for Colonel Walter Gresham and was bought in 1923 for the...

  • 3. Seawall

    The historic seawall of Galveston is a lot of fun. You can jog, walk, or bicycle in the area. A lot of history and information is provided. It is a good spot to bring the family. Check out the new...

  • 4. Seawolf Park

    The official Galveston site describes the featured submarine in this way: The Cavalla is berthed in Seawolf Park, Galveston, as a memorial to the lost submarine USS Seawolf. The Cavalla was a Gato...

  • 5. Moody Mansion and Museum

    The Moody Mansion is a 42 room, 28,000 square foot home completed in 1895 (using a transitional Victorian style of architecture) and was the longtime (1900 to 1954) home/business center for William L....

  • 6. Downtown

    Maybe because not many tourists come to the old downtown area; especially form the cruise ships, it seems kind of desolate. It does look clean, though. There are about six museums of a variety of...

  • 7. Gaveston Beach

    It was a cold and damp day after Christmas - no day for the beach. But we knew out daughters would each be at a beach in Oregon that week, so while making a short visit to Galveston, we had to at...

  • 8. Pier 21 Theatre

    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...

  • 9. The Elissa

    The Elissa, an original 18th century Tall Ship now docked at the Texas Seaport Museum near the Strand district, was originally built in Scotland and launched in 1877. Over its long history the ship...

  • 10. Kemah Boardwalk

    Sadly, much of Kemah was destroyed by Hurricane Ike. The pictures are amazing. You can find them online. I'm not sure when Kemah will be back to normal. Please check the website for updates. Kemah...

  • 11. Schlitterbahn Waterpark

    I worked here for about 5 years as a admission manager so who better to review then an old employee! When they first opened all it was, was a convertible indoor water park. Then they expanded and...

  • 12. Seaport Museum

    The Texas Seaport Museum houses displays about the history of the early sea transportation in the Galveston area and the part it played in the history of the town. There is also two wide-screen...

  • 13. Mardi Gras

    I think Galveston holds the second best Mardi Gras parade. In my opinion... of course New Orleans is number one. But it does get a little crazy on the strand. You now have to pay to get on the strand...

  • 14. Lone Star Flight Museum

    If you love airplanes, this is a place that you MUST go see! The Lone Star Flight Museum and The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. There are more than 2 dozen vintage aircraft, including B-17 Bombers and a...

  • 15. Strand Historic District

    One of the most interesting historic districts in Galveston is the "Old Strand" Historic District. This is where the people in early Galveston came to work and play. There are still some hotels here,...

  • 16. Dickens Feast Event

    The FEAST was sumptuous! The beautifully laid tables set with gold plates and amber goblets sat upon deep burgundy cloths embroidered with gold swirls. Lavish centerpieces accented with pine cones and...

  • 17. Ashton Villa & Heritage Visitor Center

    Galveston is a very nice town of about 48,000(down 17% since 2000) located on an island off the Texas coast at the end of Interstate 45in GalvestonCounty in the Gulf Coast part of Southeast Texas. The...

  • 18. Galveston Hurricane Memorial

    On September 8, 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history occured here on Galveston Island. A hurricane slammed ashore, and caused a storm surge that put the entire island underneath the...

  • 19. Stewart Beach

    This is by far the best beach in Galveston. On Saturdays and sometimes on Sundays they have Volleyball Tournaments (Those were the good days when I used to play in them) and they also have one of...

  • 20. Fort Travis

    Located on Point Bolivar, Fort Travis was mainly a coastal artillery battery. Fort Travis commanded the northern side of the entrance to Galveston Bay and had several batteries. Battery Kimball...

  • 21. East Beach

    Galveston, since it is an island, has lots of beaches with the sand and surf to play in. One of the best is East Beach. For those who like to drink a bit of alcohol, it is actually legal here as...

  • 22. Galveston Island railroad Museum

    The Galveston Railroad Museum houses one of the largest collections of railroad cars (over 35 railroad cars) and memorabilia in the nation. The museum is housed in the restored 1913 railroad depot...

  • 23. Ocean Star Platform

    The Offshore Energy Center operates this as a small museum with displays on shore and a retired off-shore jack-up rig showcasing modern drilling procedures and production, marine transportation, and...

  • 24. Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    The first church was founded in 1884 and sits opposite the Bishop's Palace. This new church, built in 1904, replaced the original structure which was wiped out by the Great Storm in 1900. This latest...

  • 25. Saengerfest Park

    In Saengerfest Park on The Strand there is a giant chess game. If you go during a less busy time you can wait for your turn in the game. It's not too busy. Just make sure nothing else is going on in...

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