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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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There are many shops and restaurants and historic buildings to experience in this area. However we found parking very challenging. You phone it in and we were told it would cost... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Saint Louis
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Saint Louis
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

There are many shops and restaurants and historic buildings to experience in this area. However we found parking very challenging. You phone it in and we were told it would cost 4-0 dollars to park for one...or 24 hours. Obviously we weren't interested in paying $40 for an hour,, plus we were later told Sunday's were free, but there is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took a tour of this area and loved these homes. They have been beautifully restored and we would have really enjoyed visiting during the week of the house tours. Would highly recommend. The restaurants and shops were more unique than we expected and even my husband who hates to shop, really liked walking around the old downtown area.

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Huntsville, Texas
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184 reviews 184 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not much to dislike. The pastels and bold colors look natural in their surroundings though very out of place anywhere else. There are many blocks of these old and fascinating, and expensive homes

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was only here for a Saturday morning but I lived it so much the whole family is driving down this summer. St. John Antiques and all of the antique stores were great and the people so friendly and helpful. A must do in Galveston. Take a nice day and just walk and walk around this great area.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great way to see old Galveson. I recommend doing this tour at the start of your visit. This will allow you to go back and visit th great restaurants and shops you see. We waited until our last day to do this and so regret we didn't do it earlier. Th driver was very knowledgable.

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Hempstead, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the majority of them maintained in excellent condition - this is the area where the tree sculptures are located, and it is so interesting to imagine living in one of these old homes.

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Arlington, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Walk the neighborhood when the weather is nice and really take in the details of the victorian architecture. The craftsmanship on the old houses is amazing. Notice the distinct doors and windows as well as the gingerbread trim on most residences. And don't forget to notice the gardens only a tropical climate can foster. Absolutely fabulous!

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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This neighbourhood is a great place to wander through, as it is obvious that the residents have great pride in their history and sense of community - quite a special little part of Texas. Amazing houses - some restored, while others maintain a very rustic appearance. This is a very residential neighbourhood, so there isn't much in the way of... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Enjoyed the walk around and visit the many touristic spots A lot more can be done in the area to make it more enjoyable

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Jamaica, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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