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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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Trophy Club, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Fun for all ages. We also did the penguin encounter at the Aquarium Pyramid, which was so special and unique. This is a unique place to visit and you won't be disappointed. We also stayed at the hotel. We visited the beach/water park, but left after only 10 minutes because it was way too crowded to enjoy. The pool at... More

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McAllen, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Although we didn't have time to go inside, what we saw from the outside was beautiful. One member has seen it at night and the lighting is spectacular...

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Seguin, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We only visited the Aquarium Pyramid. While the exhibits themselves were fine, none of the signs next to the exhibits matched what was actually in there. It took us an hour or less to go through the whole thing and we took our time. For the price they charged, I expected so much more. I guess I've been spoiled by... More

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Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The kids had a good time, ages 4-33! my only complaint is there are no employees to direct and signage is poor. Pricing is on the high side, but when on vacation that is expected for just about everything.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Moody Gardens is a fantastic get away day trip or vacation destination. There is truly something for the whole family. Make sure to bring plenty of money though. You can walk through 3 different themed pyramids, or visit other areas designed for family fun/entertainment. Walking through the tropical Rain Forest Pyramid during TX heat can be a true taste of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is excellent. The rain forest is outstanding. The aquarium is brilliant. If you are in Galvason, this is a must see. Plenty more to do so give yourself a full day.

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Mabank, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very pretty and informative but was confusing to walk through. We came in what we thought was the 1st floor but after we got in there noticed a floor below us. Only saw one monkey and couldn't see any of the other animals they had marked in different areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have annual passes and it pays for itself even though we only go a 2-3 times a year. The first time we went we spent one full day and half of another there, but now we go for one full day. The rain forest is great, and if you can catch the animals during feeding time its really quite... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

travel with my spouse n 6 month baby..love the aquarium..nice to watch penguins and some beautiful fish..it was well maintained..

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Tomball, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had always wanted to do the slow ride of a Paddle Boat.... But have to say I was disappointed in the Colonial Paddle Boat. There is not a good way for anyone handicapped to get closer to the Paddle Boat other than walking a good distance..... The boat itself was clean and the workers were professional and nice.... But... More

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