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Moody Gardens

One Hope Blvd., Galveston Island, TX 77554
800-582-4673
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Work or play, this subtropical island destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Features a variety of unique attractions, a 4-diamond hotel,... more » Owner description: Work or play, this subtropical island destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Features a variety of unique attractions, a 4-diamond hotel, spa & convention center and an 18-hole seaside-links golf course. « less
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We recently went to Moody Gardens and it was amazing! I'm so glad we had the chance to see the 1.5 million gallon aquarium the layout of it was very visitor friendly and the rain forest was awesome. We got to see the different plants and animals from all over the world. It was also very informational without being boring.... More

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just visited the Rainforest which was really good with a wide array of creatures/plants to view and helpful staff

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

So yes this is not cheap but it is like golf when you consider how long you are here it is reasonable. Nice aquarium to run around in. Then off to see the rain forest where monkeys walked by you and sloths up in the trees. Butterfly area was nice as they were so close. Went out on the paddlewheel... More

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Houston, TX USA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful grounds/gardens. Decent attractions. Good to occupy the little ones and give Mom and Dad a break.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed here for a recent conference and wish I would have booked an extra day on either end to relax and enjoy amenities. Rainforest pyramid is beautiful and my favorite. The aquarium is great also. Lots to do for families or couples and close to all the activities in Galveston. Staff was helpful and friendly.

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Wylie, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife, 1 year-old daughter, and I visited both the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids on our recent vacation. The aquarium was fun, and I really liked the multi-level exhibits. We really liked the rainforest. Our daughter loves birds so she was ecstatic to see all the birds in it. The pyramids are a bit pricey at about $22 a person... More

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Houston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went on a Tuesday and it was great, no crowds and the colunteer staff in the Rainforest added to our enjoyment as they shared facts and stories about the monkeys etc. We loved watching the sloth and spent a long time watching as it made its way ever so slowly around. Aquarium was good and again staff were friendly and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The aquarium was very nice and very educational. My wife and I learned a lot and their aquarium small but was sweet! They have a tunnel where you can walk through and see all the fish swim above you.

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Singapore, Singapore
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78 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I did not find Moody as memorable as my visits to the historic district of Galveston and the beach promenade and Houston's main attractions particularly Johnston space centre I don't think the aquarium, tropical rainforest (with south American macaws) to be anywhere world class but the entrance prices are (steep). If you are from California or New York or other... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We recently visited Moody Gardens during a long weekend on the island. There are two "pyramids" that are always the same (aquarium and rainforest) and one that has special exhibits. On our visit the Pirate exhibit was on display and was very nicely done. The kids loved the aquarium and the rainforests as well as the multiple movies they show... More

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