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Seawolf Park

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Address: 100 Seawolf Parkway Blvd., Turn North on 51st Street onto Pelican Island, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: +14097703196
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center provides a wonderful...

Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center provides a wonderful scenic view of Pelican Island, the Port of Galveston, and the surrounding waterways. At the tip of the island, Seawolf park offers the best on- and off-shore fishing in the area, picnic tables and playgrounds, and basketball and volleyball courts. The American Undersea Warfare Center is home to two historic WWII vessels; the USS Cavalla attack submarine, and the USS Stewart Destroyer Escort. Experience the battles on the high seas as you take a walking tour inside each ship which boasts a heritage worth seeing.

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Still alot of renovations, but a nice clean park & attractions

The bathrooms were still being renovated, however the park grounds are well maintained and offer great fishing, beautiful sights of the harbor. We visited the submarine & warship... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Angie C
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bathrooms were still being renovated, however the park grounds are well maintained and offer great fishing, beautiful sights of the harbor. We visited the submarine & warship, enjoyed learning about their histories.

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Thank Angie C
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Angie C: Thank you so much for visiting Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. The Park has great plans for the near future, and the Ship/Sub Museum will also continue to enhance our presentation. As sailors say, "Rust never sleeps" so we will always be scraping, painting, and restoring these great WWII monuments. We hope you will join... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We mostly picnicked and fished. Flounder were running and most everyone was catching fish. We didn't tour the ships, but they looked interesting. A little expensive for what you get.

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Cincinnati
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was very well maintained. There is a submarine and a destroyer escort ship open for viewing. We did not view the remains of the tanker, the largest concrete ship constructed. There is ample parking. There are also covered picnic tables for use. We visited on Veterans Day. There was a very good ceremony that was presented by the... More 

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for your nice comments. We are pleased that you were able to join us for our Veterans day salute. It was a special day to thank our men and women who have and are still serving our country. Please come back again soon and stop by the office to say hi! More 

Jacksonville TX
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One submarine and one ship to go through. We went through pretty quickly; but if this is your thing, you could spend a great deal of time here. Nice playground and picnic area.

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Thank GypsyGirl1971
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlights: The location itself is a pretty drive and not to far from other attractions “downtown”. It is a great slice of American history and a great visit on a sunny day. They have some of the mounted guns that still rotate and you can even move the barrels up and down as well. We also saw actual restauration happening... More 

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. Also, thank you for your patience as the Park gate folks worked out entrance fees. The USS Cavalla sub is tight and that is one of the takeaways as visitors get an actual feel for what it took for over 75 sailors to live and survive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unguided hands on tour allows you to experience what it might have been like living aboard two different WWII era ships. A Destroyer Escort and Cato Class Submarine. The admission was $22 for parking and my family of five. I would give yourself 1.5-2h to explore the site without feeling rushed. There is an on-site port-o-let but the park... More 

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to visit Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. Both the Park and the Ship/Sub Museum are always looking for ways to enhance your experience. We just installed new ship&sub information boards and are getting an app designed so you can hear/watch each vessel come alive with stories and... More 

Lufkin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here before and will probably go again. I enjoyed going through the ship an sub to see what the sailors went through. I loved seeing the dolphins swim by the island. I did not like the rats that live here around the rocks and the abandoned building. I hate rats. If I don't see them I have... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ex navy, so i have a soft spot for ships and subs. VFW had a celebration there and it was a moving experience.

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1 Thank b w
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your Service and thanks so much for visiting Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. As the Emcee for our Veterans day ceremony, I'm glad to hear we presented a moving experience. The Cavalla Historical Foundation and the American Undersea Warfare Center try to do justice for our great men and women who serve. We are... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this tour! The sub and ship are set up as they would've been used and it was neat to think of how the sailors lived while on them. The kids loved this!

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the American Undersea Warfare Center. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the visit. We are continuing to restore and upgrade both the sub USS Cavalla, and the ship USS Stewart each and every day to make your visits better and better! Since you last visited, we've installed 2 nice information billboards describing the exploits of... More 

Canton, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Seawol Park was recommended by resort staff to take our 2 and 6 year olds. We took a day trip out w a picnic lunch. Park is rustic, portajohns, park benches, no food/facilities. The kids (and I ) LOVED the playground. We hosted our own kids Ninja Warrior there. Clean and n we'll kept, park staff were seen frequently cleaning... More 

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope as we restore, upgrade, and update our park and museum, you will find the time to return. More 

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