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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Be carefully in the gift shops. My son was holding a ship and they said he broke it and forced me to buy it. When I got out and looked at it it was not broken at all. They sit and stare at you trying to find a reason to force a purchase. The exhibits were not worth the money... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were looking for something to do on a rainy day while in Galveston and decided to check out the aquarium. We are glad we did. We spent about two hours walking through and reading up on the various aquatic life. We then took the boat ride through the harbor. We could have skipped that since everything... More

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Sikeston, Missouri, United States
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to see the aquarium and the rainforest. We use the island pass to purchase our tickets to these and 2 other places and it was cheaper to get the tickets this way. I enjoyed both places. The aquarium is very educational and does have a hands on exhibit where you can touch crabs, starfish... I... More

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Center, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This attraction can be enjoyed by both adults and children. The tickets are a little pricey, but there is a lot to see. I would definitely recommend it for children 3+. The new pirate museum is pretty neat, but, in my opinion, is something that is mostly enjoyed by history buffs and adults. My child had no clue about any... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

i have been to moody gardens many times, three triangles of rain forest, aquarium eco systems and the discovery centre. There is plenty to do for the family and fairly reasonable cost, also include the 4d cinema and ropes area and you have fun for all the family what ever age limit.

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Oro Valley, AZ
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went to the Aquarium, Rainforest and Pirate Exhibit. The first two are permanent attractions and well worth the money. The Pirate exhibit is very dry and seemed much less interesting especially to kids. We liked the Rainforest the best as you explore from the treetops down to the jungle floor. There are flora and fauna of all types to... More

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Kemp, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

More HYPE, than we expected. Receipt names Pamela (cute black gal), as staff member whom tied up our monies (we had limiting funds), due to rushing and not listening to me and forgot to ask if we were using a coupon. I was searching for coupon (hubby had it) and we are rang up without it, $43.90! She refunds the... More

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Port Isabel
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very nice place to spend the day. Couples as well as families will love this place. It is a little pricey to see all the attractions, but then again there is a lot to see. We have been here several times and are never disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We decided to only visit the Rainforest in one of the Pavilions because all of the attractions there were quite expensive & we had seen most of these types of things in other places all over the world. Though it was a bit pricey, we did enjoy our time there mostly because of some of the small animals, birds, etc.... More

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League City, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We've been to the Moody Gardens pyramids and museums many times. Their website boosts "free admission" if your child brings in their A or B report card. Took my grandson with straight A report card; he wanted to see "Real Pirates" Museum. Report card deal was not applicable because it's a "new" exhibit! Why was this not mentioned on their... More

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