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“Learned way to much”

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
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$155.00*
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Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 103 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore exploration and production. This self guided museum is open seven days a week and offers visitors the unique opportunity to board an actual offshore rig. While ticket sales halt at 4:00 PM, visitors can remain until the site closes at 5:00. Welcome Aboard!
Milwaukee
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Learned way to much”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Ok I am a geek and like the shows "how it's made" and" dirty jobs". If you do too then I can guarantee you will love this museum. Good price and really " well" done. Sorry couldn't pass up on that one.

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Springfield, Missouri
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

What a wow experience. Something you might not ever see somewhere else. Gives you real insight into what a rig is really all about. Very smart thing to offer this to the public.

Visited March 2013
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Hard to absorb all of the information on the different types of oil rigs they have. Took the Brownsville ship canal tour where they rehab some of the oil rigs so wanted to see the Ocean Star to learn more about them. Facinating.

Visited March 2013
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Tyler, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Fantastic Place for Learning”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This was the highlight of my teenage sons week. He did not want to leave. He thought it was the coolest thing in town. He may want to pursue geology as a result of this visit.

Visited March 2013
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League City, Texas
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A must stop”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This old rig is amazing! Everything you want to know about goes on out in the gulf on a rig you definitely will by the time you leave. Staff was very nice and helpful. Its a must to spend a couple of hours. A great place to take children to learn too.

Visited July 2012
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