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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The set up is nice. The penguins, sharks, and other animals were very active. We watched the feeding of the fish with the divers in the aquarium. That was a lot of fun to see. The staff is friendly and very informative. A nice way to spend a couple of hours out of the Texas heat.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There are several different attractions within Moody Gardens. Each has a separate admission price or you can buy package deals. Plan your trip carefully so that you spend the least since each attraction is a bit on the expensive side. Brochure coupons for $2 off per person (at least at the time we visited) are generally available in hotel lobbies... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We considered buying a two day pass because it seemed from the brochures that it would take 2 days to see everything. We went with the day pass, which ended up being just right for us. We were traveling with a 13 yr old and a 5 yr old, so anytime they are both entertained, we consider it a success.... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were here several years ago and had so much fun. Our family loved it. It has really gone down hill. The place was filthy. Exhibit glass so dirty and growing algae. Way overpriced. And don't get me started about the bathroom... It was one of the nastiest I've seen.

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The only issue I had is they should have coffee a bit earlier, The Restaurant on the 9th floor is one of the best I have been.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The rain forest pyramid was still good, but the aquarium was just average. The Pirate display in the new pyramid was just okay as well. IMAX was okay. The park/garden was busy, but it seemed to take the numbers well. We did not bother with the paddle wheel boat ride, and we did not do the water park.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really cool but not gonna lie, kinda over priced. Previous reviews led me to believe there was monkeys roaming about but really there werent any monkeys at all which was kind of a disappointment. Did see a slow loris (behind glass) that was super adorable. It was $40 or $50 bucks for just my boyfriend and I, we really could... More

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Moody Gardens can be quite pricey, especially if you try to hit all the activities. The aquarium is pretty good, but I think the most impressive part of it is the Rainforest Pyramid. If you want to keep the costs down, I'd recommend just doing the Rainforest Pyramid and adding on the Aquarium Pyramid if you have the extra time... More

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Victoria, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Pyramids of Moody gardens are a wonder of the world!!! I absolutely love this place. The blue pyramid is an aquarium. An aquarium like you have never seen! Several levels of fish, penguins, pretty much anything that lives in the water that you can think of. It is very dim inside so you can take in the feeling of... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The pyramids are well run and nice. The rainforest is a personal favorite of mine and my kids. The aquarium is fun, too, just a little bit of "fishy odor" which is to be expected. The Palm Beach is generally a good, active time and offers reprieve from the Texas heat. The lockers are a little expensive but the food... More

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