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Moody Gardens

Address: One Hope Blvd., Galveston Island, TX 77554
Phone Number: 800-582-4673
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Work or play, this subtropical island destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Features...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Maybe it's because I'm spoiled or because I'm well travelled, or maybe because I went off season but I felt like the aquarium was only mediocre. It is nicely set up into 4 sections and it's an easy casual strolling pace, but the exhibits are only ok. I think it is a lot more geared towards family with younger children.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We were here for the festival of lights and also visited the ice land exhibit. The ice land exhibit was good but there were just around 10 exhibits - really wish there were more. The festival of lights is a great place if you have kids - a lot of lights, music, sounds of birds and the bees.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I haven't been to Moody Gardens in over 13 years so to come back was a great experience, especially with the Ice Land exhibit. I was with another 30+ adult just like me, no kids, but we are kids at heart and we loved the Ice Land exhibit. It was MUCH colder than I thought so we tried to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

They have good themes for distractions and activities.The children are the best customers... But sometimes they are too sketchy or too commercialized and pricey.

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us as your family outing location. We are a non-profit attraction and all the money does go back into the property to enhance it and make it an even better educational, recreational, and exciting tourist destination for all our guests. Please make sure to visit us soon as we do offer a day pass which allows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I was a little worried about going after reading some of the other reviews, but I am so glad we decided to go. My 6 year old son loved it. We bought the value pass so we got to do the 3d movie, 4d movie, aquarium, rain Forest, and ice sculptures. Probably one of the best trips my family has... More 

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, your feedback is very important to us. We are very glad you and your family had a great time. We hope that you will come back to visit us to check out our state of the art interactive theater that will be opening May 2015. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

DISCRIMINATION! I took my family to the Ice Land exhibit 5 days before Christmas. My 3 year old who can't speak but will show interest to things has mini spasms due to a muscle disorder called Clauria De Lange syndrome. She has to have a chair that has a harness. All we had with us was her stroller. The lady... More 

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Moody3, Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

We appreciate that you came to Moody Gardens to enjoy our holiday attractions. Please accept our sincere apologies for letting you down for what should have been a enjoyable evening for you and your family. While there is a stroller restriction in our Ice Land attraction due to the ice and other safety concerns, clearly an exception should have been... More 

Stacy, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A must see in Galveston island Texas. You can easily spend a day at all three pyramids watching fish to penguin. Then birds to butterflies and then some. Relax at the restaurant to energize for the next pyramid.

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will come back to visit us to check out our state of the art interactive theater that will be opening May 2015. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Both were awesome and we enjoyed the whole day in Galveson. The Ice Sculpture was way cool for our son. He enjoyed the ice slide, all the lights and we did the Polar Express 4D.

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Moody Gardens as your family outing destination. We appreciate your review and are very happy that you had a great time at Moody Gardens! More 

Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Has to be one of the worst experiences in my life!! Bought tickets for the 5:30 show, didn't get in until after 6:45. Bathrooms didn't appear to have been cleaned even once. No crowd control at all. That was our first trip to Moody Gardens and I can assure you we will never go back!!

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

We are very sorry about the experience you had at Moody Gardens. We appreciate your feedback and your review has been sent to management. We had a very large attendance this past weekend which was the reason for some very long wait times. Once again, we are very sorry. More 

Mobile, Alabama
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
136 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I visited on a Sunday to see the ice sculptures for the holidays. It wasn't extremely busy but only having two cashiers open for a long line that also serviced issuing tickets for all the places to visit on the premises took awhile. $27 a ticket I just had hoped that perhaps they could afford more employees. The sculptures we're... More 

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Moody Gardens! We really appreciate your feedback. Ice Land is quite remarkable, the team of internationally acclaimed ice carvers from China did do a fantastic job. We hope you come back to visit us. More 

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