Escape the Island: At Escape The Island, we’re passionate about providing the Galveston community and all our wonderful visitors with a fun-filled puzzle adventure. Great fun for all ages, family, friends, coworkers, dates and Team Building. Come join the fun!
The Bryan Museum: The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, houses one of the world's largest collections of Texas and the American West with a special emphasis on the Spanish influences in the region. In addition to its permanent galleries, the Museum also includes rotating special exhibits, a library, and an archive.
Bishop's Palace: Immerse yourself in history and support the Galveston Historical Foundation. Private Tours of Bishop’s Palace are designed to provide an in-depth, detailed look at the house, Gresham family history, unique artifacts and more. An expert guide will take you through the house and will tailor the tour based on your interests.
Dash Beardsley Ghost Tours: Ghost Tours of Galveston was founded in 1999 by owner Dash Beardsley. Dubbed the Ghost Man of Galveston, Dash is considered Galveston's premier paranormal expert. Dash has been featured in a variety of television shows and magazine articles including : Texas Monthly, Disney Travel and Events, Disney Family, The Associated Press, and many more. Book your tour today!
Galveston Railroad Museum: At present, the Railroad Museum has forty pieces of rolling stock, the largest collection of dining car china in the Southwest, and two incredible model railroad layouts. The museum also owns a mile of track, and runs weekly caboose rides on Saturdays between 11:00am and 2:00pm.The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes long. The last ride boards at 1:45pm.
Galveston Tree Sculptures: In 2008, Hurricane Ike brought a storm surge of 6-15 feet through the historic city of Galveston, TX. This salt water flood killed thousands of trees, many of which had been planted to reforest Galveston following the Great Storm of 1900. Through the efforts of local citizens and the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, a few of the dead trees have been carved into sculptures that now dot the island, many in the East End Historic District.
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.
Galveston Island State Park: With both beach and bay sides, Galveston Island State Park offers activities for every coast lover.
You can swim, fish, picnic, bird watch, hike, mountain bike, paddle, camp, or just relax! Visit our nature center to learn more about the park and its programs.
Harbor Tours: See Galveston Harbor up close aboard Seagull II, Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Fast, stable and sheltered, she was built specifically for harbor sight-seeing excursions and education, and is a perfect platform for waterborne experiential learning. The boat is U.S. Coast Guard certified and her operators are fully licensed and knowledgeable about the history and lore of her home waters. Seagull II offers soft drinks and bottled water for sale, and has a comfortable main deck, sheltered from sun and rain. An open upper deck affords a full panorama of water and sky.
ISLANDTREASUREHUNTS.COM is a custom designed mobile website that allows users with data capable MOBILE devices to participate ANYTIME in fun scavenger hunts that lead them step-by-step on a self-paced round trip (most walk) interactive TOURS of island hot spots while stopping along the way to answer trivia questions, complete challenges, solve puzzles, riddles, upload selfies, and discover more surprises!
Historic Downtown Galveston: No trip to Galveston Island is complete without visiting the Historic Downtown, Strand & Seaport. Once known as the "Wall Street of the Southwest", Galveston's famed avenue, The Strand, anchors the historic downtown. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its outstanding collection of 19th century architecture, today The Strand is the heart of a vibrant downtown and waterfront offering shopping, dining, museums, entertainment, accommodations and nightlife. Wear your walking shoes, because the 70+block historic downtown has much more to offer beyond The Strand, and it's all within walking distance!
Moody Mansion: Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot, four-story structure was completed in 1895. Today, our guests visit 20 rooms on a tour that depicts the home life of a powerful Texas family. The Moodys established one of the great American financial empires. Based on cotton, it grew to include banking, ranching, insurance and hotels.
Moody Gardens: From the secrets of the rainforest to the ocean’s depths, a world of wonder awaits. There is so much going on here listing all of it would take another website! Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid, Palm Beach, JAM: Remastered, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, Dinos Alive, Ropes Course,Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and more!
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum: Visitors board the retired jackup drilling rig and view a video about the offshore industry. The museum features three floors of models and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore oil and gas from seismic technology to exploration and production. Scale models of production platforms, actual drill bits and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) as well as videos and exhibits explain drilling, geology, seismic, well servicing and production.
Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast: Meet our resident pirates; visit our gift shop with lots of pirate related items for young and old! You may come aboard continuously during operating hours. Tickets sold at the location or you can purchase tickets online. Pirates! Has a party room for special events and we love hosting parties. Special group rates for groups of 12 or more call for details. School groups and senior citizen groups welcome.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark: Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston features the most exciting collection of water rides in Texas. Your family will be thrilled by the large collection of thrilling water slides, wave rivers, and water coasters. Longer rides, more thrilling slides, always free parking, free tubes, and picnics* welcome. Galveston is a great destination for families, friends, large groups to play together.
Texas Seaport Museum: hare the adventure of the high seas at the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the celebrated 1877 tall ship Elissa. Explore the decks of this floating National Historic Landmark which has also been designated one of America’s Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Walk Elissa’s decks and imagine the days when daring sailors challenged the world’s oceans. In the adjacent museum and theater, witness the story of Elissa’s dramatic rescue from the scrap yard and her meticulous restoration.
The Grand 1894 Opera House: The Grand has a very special place in the history of our community and in the lives of many of our residents. It survived the storms of 1900 and 1915, and Hurricanes Carla and Alicia, as well as years of neglect at various times throughout its history. Of these events, the greatest threat to its survival was the 1900 storm, and it remains a testament to the determination of the people of Galveston that The Grand was quickly repaired and reopened.
Rosenberg Library and Musuem: The Rosenberg Library Museum is located inside the historic Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas. Admission is free to the public. The Museum offers exhibits and special displays throughout the Library, with four large gallery exhibits on the fourth floor.
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier is the place to be for fun family friendly adventures over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Join us for fishing, equipment rentals, cold drinks, snacks, pizza, ice cream, gifts, and a great place to make memories with you, your friends, and family.
Seawolf Park: Seawolf Park is located on Galveston's Pelican Island, a former immigration station site. The park offers one of the island's most popular fishing piers, picnic sites and a playground. The park is also home to the American Undersea Warfare Center which berths the WWII submarine USS Cavalla and the only Edsall-class destroyer escort left in the US, the USS Stewart. The remains of the tanker S.S. Selma, the largest concrete ship constructed, can be seen northwest of the park's fishing pier. Come spend the day fishing, picnicking and experiencing history all in one spot—Seawolf Park!
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Island Carriages: Experience Island Carriages' Victorian Excursion, a tour of Galveston's East End Historical District. A horse-drawn carriage will guide you along tree-lined streets providing you a vantage point to note architectural details of these era mansions. Towering pillars, shadowed silhouettes of ornate carvings, a splash of stained glass in a window, wide welcoming porches, a hit of wrought iron fencing, all reminders of Galveston's "Gilded Age."
East Beach: The biggest in the Lone Star state, this popular beach features outdoor concerts, special events and other activities for people of all ages. And unlike most public beaches, East Beach allows the consumption of alcohol.