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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Beach rides are only 45 per person per hour ride. This is on public beach you are more than welcome to take your horse out in... more » Owner description: Beach rides are only 45 per person per hour ride. This is on public beach you are more than welcome to take your horse out in the water we do not crowd the ppl on the public beach we share. Then we have a beautiful bay ride that is 35 per hour per person this ride is on private land so you see birds of all kinds cows and calves, crabs fish, and the greatest part of the ride is the quite and unstressing. « less
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Operas
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Bishop's Palace (Galveston)
Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the... more » Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman. « less
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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas... more » Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore exploration and production. This self guided museum is open seven days a week and offers visitors the unique opportunity to board an actual offshore rig. Welcome Aboard! « less
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Tree Sculptures (Galveston)
Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Housed in a large aircraft hangar, this world-class aviation museum features restored aircraft and historic photographs.
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums
Owner description: This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra cotta tile, houses a collection of decorative arts,... more » Owner description: This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra cotta tile, houses a collection of decorative arts, silver and furnishings associated with the Moodys, one of the city's most prominent families. « less
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Ships
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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Owner description: We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold drinks, sno cones, wine, cold beer, margaritas,... more » Owner description: We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold drinks, sno cones, wine, cold beer, margaritas, snacks, pizza, hot dogs, gifts, and lots of fun. In addition to having a pier for fishing, we also have an observation deck for those who dont want to fish, but want to sit above the water and enjoy the cool breeze of the Gulf of Mexico. « less
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The Strand (Galveston)
Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

The Historic Strand District is so close that the cruise terminal really adds value before or after your cruise. There are plenty of shops and great places to eat that are all in... more »

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Rosenberg Library (Galveston)
Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Water Parks

The Galveston location is the third in the Schlitterbahn chain (#4 is under construction in Kansas City).  It was built in the developing tourist zone on Galveston Island next... more »

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Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Introducing the Moody Gardens® Golf Course, formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course, featuring a $16 million... more » Owner description: Introducing the Moody Gardens® Golf Course, formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course, featuring a $16 million comprehensive renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. Revealed in June 2008, the Moody Gardens® Golf Course still features the best historical aspects of the original layout, while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow. The renovation included new turf grass, green complexes, elevations, irrigation, drainage, cart paths, greens and a full clubhouse renovation. « less
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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Golf Courses
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Seawolf Park (Galveston)
Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: State Parks
Scenic park on Pelican Island offers scenic views of the Port of Galveston.
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Work or play, this subtropical island destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Features a variety of unique... more » Owner description: Work or play, this subtropical island destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Features a variety of unique attractions, a 4-diamond hotel, spa & convention center and an 18-hole seaside-links golf course. « less
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Pier 21 Theater (Galveston)
Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Fishing Galveston TX offers the most amazing fishing charters in Galveston. From shallow water night time flounder gigging to... more » Owner description: Fishing Galveston TX offers the most amazing fishing charters in Galveston. From shallow water night time flounder gigging to Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf and everything in between we have a trip for you. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, your time spent with us will have you hooked. Our Captains are family oriented with kids in mind. We love getting those kids "Hooked Up!" From family fishing to corporate entertainment, or even that special weekend out with friends for a bachelor or bachelorette party - we have a trip for you. « less
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

Kids will love seeing the hundreds of turtles being raised for release at the NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory. Tour must call ahead for reservations. (Tours are given... more »

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The Seawall (Galveston)
Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Walk along this eight-mile seawall built to protect Galveston from the raging winds and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Specialty Museums
This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
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Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ashton Villa (Galveston)
Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land... more » Owner description: Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land on the corner of 23rd and Broadway streets in Galveston to build his future home. Brown designed Ashton Villa by studing several architectural pattern books and modified his building plans accordingly. The villa was built in 1858 and completed in 1859 with slaves and European craftsmen. It is considered to be one of the first brick structures in the state. « less
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Magic Carpet Golf (Galveston)
Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: State Parks
Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
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Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: History Museums
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Stewart Beach (Galveston)
Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Galveston Island
Category: Beaches; Parks; State Parks
Owner description: Families are the focus at this popular, amenities-rich beach park, where volleyball, sandcastle competitions, concerts and... more » Owner description: Families are the focus at this popular, amenities-rich beach park, where volleyball, sandcastle competitions, concerts and other family-oriented activities are the norm all summer long. « less
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