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“Awesome Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Galleria

The Galleria
Ranked #12 of 290 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: More than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic & fine shopping environment uniquely offered by The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping center and fourth largest domain nationally. International guests and Houstonians blend seamlessly in the center while on shopping excursions or entertaining guests at one of the signature eateries. Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, and three office towers, The Galleria is Houston’s most popular retail and tourist destination, meeting every style and taste.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase
Carthage Texas
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10 reviews
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“Awesome Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

The variety of stores gave us all something to enjoy and we liked watching the ice skaters. We had dinner at the food court and there was a wide selection to choose from.

Visited July 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
“Down time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Galleria was filled with all the stores you can imagine. The ice rink was well maintained and filled with families having a great time.

Visited July 2013
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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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9 reviews
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“Good Place to Pass Some Time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I'm not a shopper, but I found the Galleria a good way to pass some time between family events. My hubby and I went specifically to go to the Peter Lik gallery. The gallery was amazing. The mall is a mall. Two things that make it different from all the others - size and ice skating. There are some very high end stores in the Galleria and some more affordable stores. If you need to pass some time and don't mind large crowds then the Galleria may be a spot for you to visit.

Visited June 2013
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Richardson, Texas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Good for Shoppers, Waste of Time for Tourists”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

I came to Houston for one day and decided to visit this famous mall. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a waste of time.

Well, probably there are a lot of stores. But as for other entertainment, the mall is not so impressive. Comparing it with Dallas Galleria, Houston looses in decorations and in variety of restaurants. And wifi worked so terrible that I couldn't even check my email. Only Nordstorm provided a decent connection. I like checking online reviews of items while shopping, so I had to use 3G for it.

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
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“Every store known to man!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Hands down, the largest mall I've ever been to! Wear comfortable shoes and be well rested. The ice skating ring in the heart of the mall was a nice feature. We spent several minutes just watching the skaters.

Visited May 2013
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