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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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Dallas Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Conroe, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited 7/19/14 bought the 1 day pass for both of us. The Aquarium Pyramid was nice, and the Rainforest Pyramid was really nice, HOWEVER...Most of the employess we encountered seem to care less whether or not they were there. No one smiled or greeted us. No "Thank you enjoy your visit." or "Welcome to Moody Gardens."... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This time around we only went to the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. It is a great place for the kids to hang out and it is always nice and cool inside! Buy your tickets on Island Pass and save money at the ticket counter.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I brought our 3yr old niece & 6yr old nephew. The niece was free so that was nice. There are different options when purchasing tickets and we found the combo pass perfectly suited out needs; plus it saved us money which is always a bonus! The combo pass for my nephew was just a few dollars savings... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The grounds are very well kept and it is a wonderful place to take pictures! The staff are wonderful and very friendly. Our toddlers loved seeing all the animals and it was a great experience!

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Crosby, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very small, cramped and ordinary. I felt like I was trapped in the aquarium with the fish. Parking lots were almost empty, but inside the pyramid was a crowded nightmare. Glass was so dirty on some exhibits it was impossible to see. The lightingis horrible and had to use a flashlight app on my phone to be able to read... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was our second time to go; the first time we went on a weekend and it was just too crowded to enjoy it. This time we went on a Tuesday and the lines were pretty much non-existent. We each had the day pass so we could do everything that we wanted to. We didn't make the water park, the... More

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Dallas, TX
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We bought a two-day pass, intending to spend a day seeing exhibits and the second at the Palm Beach water park. All exhibits could be seen in less than 6 hours, add maybe one hour for the Colonel Paddlewheel ride (my favorite part). The water park was not worth it, unless you have small children, and we were done in... More

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