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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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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 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Waimanalo, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our group of 3 went to Moodys Gardens and bought the deluxe day pass, which included admission to the aquarium, rain forest, learning center, 3-D movie, 4-D movie, paddle wheel and waterpark. The aquarium was very well done. The penguin exhibit was amazing, as was the big tank with sharks. The smaller exhibits were very interesting too. We also enjoyed... More

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Tyler, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just had time for the aquarium this trip. It's not large, but well maintained with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our Aquarium Pyramid and that our staff was helpful and friendly. More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Rooms are wonderful, staff is attentive, amenities are plentiful. We stay here every time we come to Galveston for a cruise.

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and are happy to hear you had a great stay. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Did you know male seahorses give birth??? We didn't either until we had the opportunity to go to the Aquatic Pyramid... the kiddos had a blast! Young and old alike in our group enjoyed learning new facts and seeing the exhibitions. The seals were especially fun to watch! Not to mention the gigantic stingrays that swim above your head as... More

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you! That's great that you felt like you learned something new since that is a big part of our mission. Make sure to check out the Rainforest Pyramid next time you visit to learn even more about our animals and plants. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I went to Palma Beach water park with my son. Did not enjoy because of mosquito bite that we got and had to drive mosquito away from my son. Went to see theater and aquarium whey had it indoors too. I will come back during light festival but will make sure to spray repellant and not to swim coz repellant... More

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're so sorry to hear that the mosquitoes affected your visit. There was an influx of mosquitoes all over Galveston Island for a few weeks due to heavy rain. We did our best on property to repel them away and also made sure to sell mosquito spray in our gift shops. Usually the mosquitoes stay... More

Keller, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I decided to take our 3yr old down to Moody Gardens for a short weekend getaway. We bought a day pass online thinking we'd get our moneys worth visiting all the attractions. Wrong. The Colonel only ran at 1pm (even though the website said it was running every 2hrs on a Friday). The Rainforest pyramid is very... More

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this thorough review. We appreciate your feedback and we'll make sure to pass it along to our managers. We apologize for the confusion with the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. The information on our website is usually up-to-date but we do state that hours, prices, show times and attraction availability are subject to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

So, everything went great until I was brutally attacked by mosquitoes on my way to the Colonel and then all through afterwards. After 2 days am still itching all over. Trust me, you don't want to go through what I went through. I will never forget a mosquito repellant next time if ever.

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Moody3, Communication at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear that! Unfortunately there was an influx of mosquitoes on the island during that week due to heavy rain. We wish we could have informed you that we had repellent available in our gift shops. We'll make a note to make sure staff inform guests about that option whenever we know there's an influx. More

Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been to Moody Gardens many times. My favorites are the Aquarium and the Rainforest Pyramid. Last time we went we enjoyed touching the starfish and watching the penguin's antics. The butterflies in the rainforest are so beautiful. I love the birds of and all of the pretty plants. I took lots of pictures. We had lunch in the... More

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Moody3, Communications at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Seems like you got a lot out of your visit and took some wonderful photos. We hope you come back soon. More

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