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“Mall Rat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Galleria

The Galleria
5085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056-5673
713-622-0663
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Ranked #1 of 38 Shopping in Houston
Type: Ballets, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: More than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic & fine shopping environment uniquely offered by The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping center and fourth largest domain nationally. International guests and Houstonians blend seamlessly in the center while on shopping excursions or entertaining guests at one of the signature eateries. Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, and three office towers, The Galleria is Houston’s most popular retail and tourist destination, meeting every style and taste.
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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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“Mall Rat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you are a 'Mall" goer then you will love this mall. The thing I like about it the most is the ice skating rank that's inside it. I don't ice skate but I've tried it a few times & it's fun. It has all the top name brand stores & products. It also has some amazing restaurants including the food court. If you want to just grab friends & family for a day out, The Galleria is certainly a place to consider. With surrounding restaurants & shops, you can not go wrong.

Visited July 2013
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“Depends on what you want to buy...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you want to buy a toy, a Halloween costume, a magazine or a tale for your kids, this is not your place since you won't find any of this (except for the Disney Store).
If you want to do some shopping and then go to the movies, don't go since they don't have a cinema either.
They don't provide any free wifi. Some stores and restaurants do provide it though.
If you are looking for pricey clothing brands this is your place. There are tons of clothing, accessories, shoes shops for kids, men and women.
The variety of restaurants is great too: from all the fast food chains to more elaborated food restaurants.
They have a very good beauty parlor on the basement where you can go with or without reservation and where some of the hair stylists speak Spanish.
They also have a post office, cleaners, souvenir shops or a tax refund office which are useful for tourists.
You have Macy's, Neyman marcus, Nordstroms.
If you don't like crowds go first time in the morning.

Visited September 2013
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Texas
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“Fabulous Experience @ Houston Galleria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love this place!! The variety of shops is amazing!! The sales are tremendous and all the extras are so fun.

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“The entire Galleria area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love the area, but it is entirely to busy, I stayed in the area and attended a wedding there which was not in the shopping area. In the shopping area on Saturday it was very busy. All the wonderful stores are there but sometime you need to drive from one to the others. Do not go there looking for bargin shopping, and you will need to walk a lot or deal with the horrible traffic. There are lots of places to dine but all very busy on the weekend.

Visited September 2013
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Abilene
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“First time visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was there only a short time and didn't really have time enough to explore, but still had a couple of impressions. (1) Free parking can try your patience as Houston drivers seem to be overly aggressive. I was set to pull into an underground parking space and a driver came from the opposite direction and cut me off for that space with absolutely no embarrassment on his part. (2) Food court give lots of options, but priced a little higher than the quality would deserve. (3) Lots of stores to shop on multiple floors.

Visited October 2013
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