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  • 1 Moody Gardens Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    1 Hope Blvd. USA - Galveston, TX 77554-8928

    Beginning in 1986 as a therapy center for patients with head injuries, Moody Gardens has expanded into a leading attraction. The glass Rainforest Pyramid is home to more than 1,700 tropical plants, fish, birds and insects. The Discovery Pyramid showc..

  • 2 The Strand National Historic Landmark District Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    21 Pie USA - Galveston, TX 77550

    In the late 19C, The Strand was the city's business district. Located a block from the busy seaport, shippers unloaded merchandise from around the world in exchange for cargoes of Texas cotton. Bankers and traders filled the buildings of The Strand, ..

  • 3 Ashton Villa

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2328 Broadway USA - Galveston, TX 77550-4642

    The 1859 Ashton Villa is a stately Italianate mansion.

  • 4 Galveston County Historical Museum

    Museums and art

    2219 Market St. USA - Galveston, TX 77550-1503

    The Galveston County Historical Museum recounts the island's fascinating history.

  • 5 Lone Star Flight Museum

    Museums and art

    2002 Terminal Dr. USA - Galveston, TX 77554-9279

    This enormous hangar holds a vast collection of historic aircraft-mostly military, most restored to flying condition-including a B-17, a Spitfire, a rare B-58, and several experimental and prototype planes.

  • 6 Michael B. Menard Home

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1604 33rd St. USA - Galveston, TX 77550-6830

    The 1838 Menard Home, an antebellum estate of Greek Revival style, is furnished with Federal and American Empire antiques.

  • 7 Moody Mansion

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2618 Broadway St. USA - Galveston, TX 77550-4427

    The 1895 Romanesque-style Moody Mansion features a French rococo reception room and a Classical Revival library.

  • 8 Ocean Star

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Harborside Dr USA - Galveston, TX 77550

    The Ocean Star is a retired offshore drilling platform now converted to a museum; it explains how oil is found and produced from deep-sea beds. Several waterfront restaurants offer local seafood in wharfside locations where diners can watch the harbo..

  • 9 Samuel May Williams Home

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    3601 Avenue P USA - Galveston, TX 77550-6758

    The 1839 Williams Home is both a Creole plantation house and a sea captain's home.

  • 10 Texas Seaport Museum

    Museums and art

    21 Pier USA - Galveston, TX 77550

    The Texas Seaport Museum has a restored 1877 three-masted sailing vessel, the Elissa, plus displays on Galveston's shipping history and a database with the names of more than 133,000 immigrants who entered the US here.

  • 11 The Bishop's Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1402 Broadway USA - Galveston, TX 77550-4938

    The Bishop's Palace, a castle-like 1886 Victorian, was built for a railroad founder and later belonged to a diocesan bishop. Constructed of Texas granite, white limestone and red sandstone, it features elaborate woodwork, mantels and fireplaces.

  • 12 The Grand 1894 Opera House

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    2020 Postoffice St. USA - Galveston, TX 77550

    The Grand 1894 Opera House has been restored to its appearance when it hosted such performers as Sara Bernhardt, John Philip Sousa and Anna Pavlova.

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