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Pier 21

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Don’t Pass by this Small Galveston Attraction.

If you don't know the story of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, then you don't know the backbone of... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2019
The Woodlands, Texas
History made interesting

Learn how Galveston has survived destruction from historic hurricanes in The Great Storm and the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Valley View, Texas
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2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

If you don't know the story of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, then you don't know the backbone of this mighty city. The photos and commentary in the film are humbling. You may need a tissue. Then, as you drive back through Galveston, you will recognize...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

"The Great Storm" of 1900 came to life in this documentary. The photos of the destruction were incredible. There was another movie, but at an hour in length, one was enough for me.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

We stopped here after getting off our cruise ship as we waited for our hotel to be ready. Enjoyed both movies and the small gift shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Learn how Galveston has survived destruction from historic hurricanes in The Great Storm and the film on Jean Lafitte was interesting too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shazamlamb
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Well done about the storm of 1900. The hurricane of 1900 and how it devastated Galveston Island and the people. Pretty amazing history, complete with photographs taken at the time. It's best we don't forget it.Price six dollars each. Length 27 minutes. Parking hourly with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bethbroxton
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We saw the LaFitte show and The Great Storm. Both pretty good. Would have been great had it been a multimedia presentation, but it was only 6 dollars for a 30-minute movie. Seriously, the film needs an update. It is from 1993. We had to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We have seen the movie, The Great Storm, many times over the years. While just as informative as ever, it is in need of a technological upgrade. The format was fine in the 90's, but is dated at this time. I would still recommend seeing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nomad062_10
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Decided to watch the documentary of the big storm of Galveston So glad we did. It was very informative. Only $6 a person. You really learned aot about the tragedy and rebuilding of the city!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank beachnboat67
Reviewed June 12, 2018

In 1900, before hurricanes were given names, Galveston suffered the worst disaster in American history when over 4,000 people died. The film is comprised largely of photos from the era, similar to a Ken Burns type of production. It was very well done and very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We watched the two docos on the 1900 hurricane and the pirate/privateer Laffite. The former was the better; it's amazing that Galveston is still here given this and other hurricane's over the last hundred years. Given that the film-maker only had a few stills to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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