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Seawolf Park

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Address: Seawolf Parkway and 51st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: +1 409 744 5738
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Scenic park on Pelican Island offers scenic views of the Port of Galveston.

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The park has places to picnic, fish from piers and is handicapped accessible. the ship and submarine are actual vessels used by our military that have been retired from service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Longview, Texas
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Longview, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The park has places to picnic, fish from piers and is handicapped accessible. the ship and submarine are actual vessels used by our military that have been retired from service and restored to a large degree. Lots of history that shows how the men lived during voyages and the ingenuity that was called upon to construct and operate the ships... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Seeing the WWII submarine was truly fascinating, and the beached destroyer escort was a similarly moving experience. No one around seemed to know much about them, though.

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Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We've visited the park numerous times over the years and it has steadily deteriorated. The last time we visited with our two young grandsons and they played in the playground which was less than average. They also toured the sub and the ship. This could be a great park with some maintenance and remodeling of facilities.

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Pearland, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were very glad we decided to visit Seawolf Park. We debated about going to Battleship Texas, which I'm sure would have been nice too, but I believe this was a much better value and local. Parking was $6, and then $5 per person to visit BOTH the submarine, USS Cavalla, and the destroyer escort, USS Stewart...both of which are... More 

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Longview, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

a WW-2 sub...the only one that sank a japanese aircraft carrier, i think?...she's deteriorating fast, though...better go aboard and see what those sailors endured, back in the 1940's...amazing...

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Brownsboro, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We spent all day here we tours the submarine and the ship. We had a picnic lunch and we fished we love this park. Great with small children. Lots of shade trees.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We ventured out to take a look at the park due to its location and my interests in military history. Upon arrival, I was a bit turned off by the price as its $6 per car to enter and park (which is an absolute must as there are no other options in this remote location) and an additional $5 each... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a very nice and quiet park! If you want to get away from the seawall and large crowds, this is the place to be. It has a WW11 submarine you can check out, fishing, restrooms, and nice grassy areas! I actually prefer this park than the seawall!

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It cost us $18. To go in and park the car. On the website it said nothing about the charges. There are a lot of people went around the booth and park without paying, We thought it was unfair to the people who paid to get in. The submarine was interesting to see. We spent almost one hour there. The... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Not only do you get to take a non guided tour of a ship but also a submarine. OH YEA! When you are finished you can stroll around the park surrounded by sea water. Like to fish? make sure you have a fishing license for the area first then break out the poles. I would not recommend small children or... More 

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