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East End Historic District

Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #8 of 38 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Jamaica, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nice area for driving around for a couple of hours. Some interesting shops and boutiques, some beautiful old buildings and homes. Can combine with viewing the tree sculptures.

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We love Galveston and driving around and looking at all the wonderful homes. There are some true beauties in the East End. Many of them are well over 100 years old. The one that just amazes us is the Trube house. And I always think how these homes were built by hand. No power tools. A great thing to do... More 

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Austin, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Victorian and Queen Anne homes in the West End are beautiful. Unfortunately, Hurricane Ike took out all of the 100+ year oak trees, but the homes have all been redone. Galveston was once the richest town in Texas and the homes display the glamorous past. Well worth a drive through.

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Vidor, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

loved riding around seeing all the beautiful homes & tropical trees,the beach,was very impressed with the tall cruise ships.went to a lot of sightseeing really enjoyed,plan on taking the boys back in summer.

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Oslo, Norway
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228 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved walking around here looking at so many beautiful houses. Best done on foot and in good weather

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The area overall was charming but was sad to see some of the homes still look like they need some rehabilitation. This area is a staple for the city and should be protected and brought back to her former glory!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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225 reviews 225 reviews
85 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It was cold and misty when we were in Galveston, so we drove around looking at the architecture and seeing some buildings with damage and old age issues. Some are charming and some are depressed entities crying ourt for a savior. There are magnificent homes and many old business buildings with character especially in the alphabet streets and down by... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Interesting eclectic stores and an easy walk about - if you park on the streets though, it takes some effort to understand and work their parking machines.

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Dallas, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Always my favorite pass time to ride a bike or walk through the East End Historic District. Stroll through, Church, Winnie and Post Office. Stop for Ice Cream at Hey Mickey, a home made ice cream heaven located in an historic home at Post Office and 9th, eat at Mosquito Cafe and grab some bakery at Sun Flower. You can... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The hurricane museum is a small museum but is so worth the trip. Learn about the 1900 (or was it 1901? lol) museum. Wonderful books to purchase at reasonable fees. A must see!

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