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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
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409-797-5114
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Walk the park

You pay by car to get in the park and every activity is extra. We just went to see the park and walk the dog. We were disappointed we could not walk out on the pier with our dog... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
katkaiser1
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You pay by car to get in the park and every activity is extra. We just went to see the park and walk the dog. We were disappointed we could not walk out on the pier with our dog. No dogs or strollers allowed on the pier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the self guided tour of the ship and submarine. The drive seemed out of the way from where we were staying downtown. I would recommend this to fellow nerds that tire of the beach and touristy things after a couple days.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have you ever been on a submarine or a destroyer escort...very informative self-guided tour. Two Navy vessels ... ideal for kids and adults alike that are interested. The park has a fishing pier to fish the ocean. Nice park for young children to play. I must say, tho, it is under a bit of repair in the community center. There... More 

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Thank SherryK3818
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

SherryK, Thank you for taking the time to visit Seawolf Park and our American Undersea Warfare Center (Ship and Sub). Our mission is to preserve these historic vessels as much as possible to help visitors remember our fallen Naval heroes, become more educated on that time, and instill a sense of what it was like to serve on the high... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two adults went on a chilly Tuesday morning in December. We just wanted to walk around the park a few minutes and take some photos, but we still had to pay the $6 entrance admission. It was freezing, especially in the wind, so we couldn't stay out there long, but it seemed like a nice park. It's on a peninsula... More 

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

CrankingChick, Thank you taking the time during some intense weather to visit Seawolf Park. As you surmise, this is a premier place to fish with tens of thousands of anglers coming here to fish each year. The American Undersea Warfare Center (Navy ship museum) is a great change from a day of casting and reeling, so I hope you find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally stopped by to check this place out. Touring the submarine is a lot of fun, everything is open and you can touch whatever you want. You can also tour the destroyer but they only have about half of it open and isn't as much fun. There is also great fishing from the pier here. The one downside, and why... More 

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Thank Steven H
Kelley C, Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Steven, thank you for your review and for visiting us at Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. As you may know, rust never sleeps and we are always putting up a valiant fight to keep our 70 year old vessels in the best possible shape for our guests. This week, we needed to replace some decking and that... More 

Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Park was clean and children friendly. Great place for flounder fishing. The pier was comfortable and easy access

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Thank sgee4862
Kelley C, Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

sgee4862, thank you for taking the time to visit us here on Pelican Island at Seawolf Park. Yes, this is THE spot for great fishing, especially flounder. You'll also see dolphins popping up behind and around all the shipping. Lots of sea action going on. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and please come back soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up staying in Galveston and extra day and visited the park. It was great day and very educational.

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Thank Sarah B
Kelley C, Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Sarah B. Thank you so much for visiting Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. Please come back when you take your next cruise or vacation. We have so many upgrades planned that the experience will be even more enhanced. See you again soon! More 

Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting visit of the Cavallo sub and also Stewart cruiser. Amazing step back in history. Be sure to see video on sub of attack on Japanese aircraft carrier. Too bad Seawolf park building hasn't been restored yet.

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

CharlieC-tx. thank you so much for visiting us here at Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. We are always making technology and maintenance upgrades of our WWII vessels and hope you will pay us a return visit soon. Please let others you know in TX with kids that we will be holding a 4-day Spring Break camp for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Seawolf park is amazing. You can go fishing, see the battleship and let the kids play at the park all in one place. One of my favorite things to do there is sitting and watch the dolphins but the fishermen don't like the dolphins when they come cause dolphins chase the fish. So it has a little of both worlds.... More 

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

Carla B. Thank you for visiting and reviewing what we have to offer. Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center/Museum have many activities to offer. After visiting the ships and walking the park, I must agree that sitting and watching the fishing, the ships pass and looking for dolphins is a great way to relax. Please come back soon! More 

Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Very neat place for a descent price. With walking though both places. Bring bug dope with u skeeters were bad

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

TXpackerfan10, thank you for visiting the American Undersea Warfare Center. With water all around and some rainy/foggy conditions as of late, mosquitoes can be pesky. I recommend visitors find an American Undersea Warfare Center Staff person and ask for some insect repellent. We try to keep several cans on hand to assist our great visitors. We look forward to seeing... More 

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