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East End Historic District

Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #7 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Dallas, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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 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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Galveston Island, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lots of little shops, eateries, bars, and other things to do. Chance to see some very historical landmarks, as well as experience part of the nightlife area of Galveston Island. See the cruise ships when they are in the port. Lots of hotels to pick from as well. Near the busiest parts of the island Traffic can be horrible, and... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took a self guided driving tour through the historic district. We saw many period homes which were well kept and also some small hurricane survivor homes with the hurricane writing on them.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the strand is all you need if you like to stroll around and people watch, everything you could look for or want to do, is right their , always a fun time in galveston texas, oh and dolphins just off the seawall, wow

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A nice drive through history. Don't miss at least part of this when you visit the island. If only these houses could talk.

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Austin, TX
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's a nice, compact neighborhood of historic houses. When you walk through it, be sure to look for "Great Storm" plaques on houses (denoting a house that survived the incredibly devastating 1900 hurricane), markings showing the high-water marks from 2008 Hurricane Ike (typically on houses' front steps or porch railings) and wooden sculptures crafted from the trunks of trees killed... More

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hurricane Ike did it's best to destroy the old historic homes on the east end of the island. Some were damaged but most have been restored to their former glory. We drive up and down the east end streets every time we visit Galveston.

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Latexo, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I never get tired of looking at these beautiful houses and hearing the stories of the families that built them. I would like to go inside every one if I could!

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Spring, Tx
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Love to drive around the Post Office st. area and view the beautiful houses. So many have been renovated. They are remarkable! Love to look for the "carved out" trees that came up after Hurricane Ike. They are awesome!

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