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“Nice to spend the day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
877-285-3624
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Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Kemah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: A 40-acre waterfront area with rides and entertainment for the whole family.
Odessa, Texas
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“Nice to spend the day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We've been here twice over a couple of years. The first time we went, it was so rainy and the place was empty. They still kept it open for some reason.

We went back recently and it was sunny and hot. The place had a lot of people, but it wasn't over-crowded. We did not spend money for parking because you can find free parking pretty much across the street from paid parking lots. There's shopping, rides and lots of things to do for children. We would probably come back because it's about the only reason we visit the Houston area.

Visited May 2011
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“You will love it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Very exciting and still relaxing. Beautiful views of Galveston Bay, sea birds, and other sailing ships. An experienced personable crew. Great experience for all ages.

Visited May 2011
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“Kids had a blast at the Cool Zone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

My family loves Kemah. And we love coming back...whenever we have out of town guests, this is the place we take them to. Just an hour ride from Houston, with a lot to see and do.

Visited April 2011
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“Wannabe Carnival with an ocean view”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

I thought this place would be pretty cool. What a waste! I could have stayed on the beach in Galveston for FREE and had more fun. Prices are insane, $20 for a handstamp and like maybe 3 or 4 decent rides? Really? I've had a better time for less at my local state fair. Then you have to drive for an hour to get a parking spot. After you park then you have to walk for 15-20 minutes. What a waste of time...I guess the people that have fun here have never been to a state fair, carnival, or anywhere that has real rides and more than 5 of them. There's also no curly fries, corn dogs, cotton candy or anything else that a real carnival has. Instead you get franchise restaurants with even more inflated prices because of the foot traffic.

Visited April 2011
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“Rock the Dock, Rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

My husband and I go to Rock the Dock concert series at Kemah Boardwalk most Thursdays during the summer months. We love the family atmosphere. Yes there is usually an eclectic crowd there, but a little diversity never hurt anyone. The cover bands that they have are usually very good (Our favorites are Rat Ranch and The Slag). Anyway, its a great place to people watch, If you have little ones, they can play in the spray park that is in the middle of the plaza, while you listen to music. If you have teenagers they can venture off to the carnival rides, so you don't have to listen to them complain about your music! Usually around 8:00 p.m. everyone is dancing in front of the stage. Bring your folding chairs. We love it!

Visited April 2011
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