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East End Historic District

Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #15 of 84 things to do in Galveston
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Hempstead, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
12 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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513 reviews 513 reviews
235 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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