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Moody Gardens

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Address: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8928
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Surrounded by vivid colors and wildlife from across the globe, you're...

Surrounded by vivid colors and wildlife from across the globe, you're immediately engaged at the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids. Moments later, you're transported via state-of-the-art imagery and sound at the MG3D Theater with the world's first Giant Screen 6P Laser Projector on the largest screen in Texas. Then, the thrill of the Ropes Course and Zip Line, Speed Exhibition and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat awaits. And whether it's morning golf, a spa afternoon, a Palm Beach playdate, or a dreamy overnight hotel stay, take this moment and make it your own as you immerse yourself in some real quality time.

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This place is open during all of the holidays. It's colorful, fun, exciting n jus great for families. We our BOI n hve family season passes which are great n worth te money spent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lillian L
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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Moody Gardens has everything you need to make your stay awesome! A must see and do area that will not disappoint!!

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Thank Pam B
Pearland, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought it was a little overpriced for what they offered. We paid several hundred dollars for a 4th floor basic room with a view that barely included water at all. The description had stated that it was water view so I was very disappointed with that. The hotel pool and casual restaurant were nice so I'm leaving 3 stars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to host a dance competition as there were many things to see and do while attending the competition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In spite of the Aquarium Pyramid being temporarily closed for new construction, there's still plenty to keep the kids entertained - and thoroughly tired.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, when we visited, the aquarium pyramid was closed for updating and the rainforest pyramid was also closed for renovations, so there wasn't much to see. And the Dinosaur hands on exhibit was neat, but in my opinion a little overpriced. We will go back the next time we're in Galveston, hopefully when everything is open.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting in Galveston, my host took me to Moody Gardens - the Rain Forest. Was very crowded and noisy so animals were hiding. Would have enjoyed the aquarium but was closed.

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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is open during all of the holidays. It's colorful, fun, exciting n jus great for families. We our BOI n hve family season passes which are great n worth te money spent. As any place of this sort food can be expensive but worth it. The swimming pool is just pretty my grandkids look forward to visiting there... More 

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Thank Lillian L
Key West, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, so virtually nothing is opened as they prepare for the tourist season and renovations. The couple of people there serving as volunteer guides were lovely and knowledgable and enthusiastic. From afar we spotted the Colonel, a huge refurbished Mississippi steamship, of sorts. 10 $ for an hour. The trip did not last an hour, more like 45 minutes; not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during spring break. It wasn't very busy so we were able to enjoy the dinosaurs in motion and the rainforest. The little kids and our teenager had fun. We were kind of disappointed with the dinosaur in motion exhibit. It is just one side of a conference room and that is it. However, the kids had fun with... More 

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With an outstanding hotel and great attractions for the family, Moody Gardens is a must see if your visting the island. We have taken our family to the gardens several times and been on a couples get way as well. Weather it's a family outing or romantic weekend get away, Moody gargens can accommodate you. There are just too many... More 

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