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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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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I'm a Texas native that's heard about Moody Gardens in Galveston for several years and I finally visited today. Our family went to the Palm Beach at Moody Gardens for $120 (on a Monday in July). I'm sure when it first open, it was a pleasant enough outing for the family, but it's obvious that the money they are making... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The aquarium has lots to look at. We enjoyed the different loops that focused a different eco area. We did find navigating the inter locking loops a bit confusing at first. I enjoyed the penguins they put on quite a show for the crowds.

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Marshall, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Moody Gardens hotel, and with two small children in tow, we purchased tickets just for the Aquarium. We arrived before it opened and so there was no line for purchasing tickets. We then walked around the area until the 10 a.m. opening time. There was plenty to see with gardens and a play area for... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had paid for tickets on line. When we got there it was already noon and we were told that they were closing the aquarium early to accommodate a private party. I wasn't pleased that we couldn't really choose which attraction to see first. Overall, we did go through the aquarium first then went on to the other attractions. The front... More

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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We only visited the aqaurium. We had a coupon for two dollars off adult ;) the aqaurium was very interesting. It was a bit small but I knew that going in from reading previous reviews. We let the kiddos play and made sure they took their time with each exhibit. It was so much fun!! Definitely worth it. ;)

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We spent all day there as there is so much to do. The best deal is buying the whole package ahead of time online. Do all the movies and spend the afternoon in Palm Beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My kids and I went to Palm Beach on a Friday morning. We enjoyed the park amenities and the food was fresh and prices were reasonable. Unfortunately the staff members seemed unhappy and were rude. The park was amazing and relaxing! We will be back!

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Dallas Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very good displays and things to see. But there are families, church groups, summer camp groups, vacationers, etc. If you expect to be able to soak in everything, you may be disappointed unless you go off season.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my son to the pirate exhibit thinking we might see pirates and a ship but nope. Just some stupid crap in a museum. Ridiculous and a complete waste of money! !!!!! This is a disgrace to moody gardens way to really screw people over!!

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to the Real Pirates exhibition. The touring exhibition, organized by National Geographic and Premier Exhibitions, Inc., brings the classical age of 18th century piracy to life by showcasing over 150 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the Whydah, the world's... More

Tyler, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visited Moody Gardens-- purchased the day pass for my family of seven. Was fun for all. The aquarium is the best of the park. I would not pay the money for the Discovery Center or the Paddle boat individually. Liked the rain forest but it needed more animals-- the butterflies seemed to be few in number. We only saw two... More

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review! We're glad to hear you took advantage of our Day Passes. You left some great tips and we do have the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat schedule posted on our website to help visitors better plan out their day. We apologize your experience at the restaurant was just okay. We'll definitely pass on your comments to... More

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