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  • Sightseeing

Grand 1894 Opera House
Grand 1894 Opera House

Listed amongst the few remaining theaters of yesteryears, the Grand 1894 Opera House is one of the significant landmarks of Galveston Island. The place had served as a movie theater for much of the 20th century & is said to have successfully survived through the hurricanes of 1900 & 1915. Following a major restoration, the Romanesque Revival-Style Grand Opera today is listed in the National Register of Historic Places & functions as a non-profit performing arts theater.

Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens

One of the premier sites on Galveston Island, Moody Gardens is comprised of the Moody Gardens Hotel, a conference center & 3 magnificent glass pyramids. The key attraction however is the 10-story Rainforest Pyramid covering over 40,000 square feet. The pyramid features a wide variety of flora & fauna found typically in the tropical rainforests. Crystal clear lagoon waters & pristine beaches surround the beautiful moody Gardens.

Bishop's Palace
Bishop's Palace

Also known as Gresham’s Castle, the ornate Victorian-style Bishop’s Palace is located in the historic district of Galveston. Built between 1887 & 1893, the Palace is considered amongst the 100 most significant buildings in US. What was once the Bishop’s residence, today functions to raise funds for the Newman Center that aids catholic students at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Special guided tours of the house are organized by the Galveston Historical Foundation on weekends.

Ashton Villa
Ashton Villa

Regarded as the first brick house & one of the first Broadway palaces to be built in Texas, the history of Ashton Villa dates back to 1858. The walls of the villa’s “Gold Room” are adorned by life-size paintings of the artistic mistress of the manor, Miss Bettie Brown. Today the place is managed by the Galveston Historical Foundation.

Peanut Butter Warehouse
Peanut Butter Warehouse

Built in 1895, the Peanut Butter Warehouse was once used for storing peanut butter & candy. Today however, this shopping paradise features everything from homemade confections to furniture, candles, antique, etc. The warehouse is open on all days from 10 am to 6 pm. Owing to the large number of things available here it has been named a Junker’s Dream.

Galveston Island State Park
Galveston Island State Park

Located on a barrier island, the Galveston Island State Park is stretched across an area of 1,950 acres. The park attracts endless varieties of bird species and tourists each year. While the seaward side of park provides access to over 2 miles of Gulf Beach with numerous campsites & picnic spots, the bay side offers additional campsites & over 4 miles of biking & hiking trails. Besides being a great place for saltwater fishing, the park is also a hot-spot for bird watchers. Popularly seen birds at the park include great blue heron, roseate spoonbill, white ibis, etc.

Seawolf Park
Seawolf Park

This island basin with its beautiful Bay setting attracts many a tourists from across the world. The Seawolf Park is exactly the place from where most of the pleasure boats & larger ships leave or enter Galveston’s Port. The key attractions however are the unique display of several military vessels including the famous USS Stewart, the World War II submarine or the destroyer among others.

Stewart Beach
Stewart Beach

Made up of about 30 miles of the sandy shoreline of Galveston, the Stewart Beach is located on the Gulf of Mexico & is part of a beach park. Featured at the park is a children’s playground along with other beach amenities like bath house & restrooms. The beach acts host to a variety of summer events including volleyball championships, sandcastle building tournaments, etc. The beach however is accessible only from March to the second week of October.

Schlitterbahn Water Park
Schlitterbahn Water Park

A popular Galveston attraction, this water park is the third in line to be set up by the Schlitterbahn family. Although the park had been damaged by the hurricane Ike, today the park is fully functional. Attractions at the park include, wave pools, water coasters, Boogie Bahn surf ride, etc. What adds to its popularity is the fact that it is world’s first convertible water park designed for indoor as well as outdoor operations.

Casey's Seafood Cafe
Casey’s Seafood Cafe

Though a café with a casual atmosphere, Casey’s offers the same spectacular gulf view & legendry food quality as Gaido’s does. The perfect place for a kickback Gulf Coast dinner or lunch experience, Casey’s is famed for its tantalizing seafood delicacies. With an inviting décor, specialty drinks & an array of mouth watering deserts, Casey’s Seafood Café is just the place to be at when in Galveston.

  • Museums
Galveston Railroad Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum

This museum formed with funds from Mary Moody Northen, a philanthropist & business women is today owned by the Center for Transportation & Commerce. Featuring over 20,000 railroad items, the Galveston Railroad Museum is home to the largest railroad collection in the entire southwest. The key attraction at the museum is the life-size plaster models of “Ghosts of Travelers’ Past” that narrate the adventurous history of Galveston & its railroads.

Lone Star Flight Museum
Lone Star Flight Museum

Considered a significant landmark of Galveston, TX, the Lone Star Flight Museum exhibits an exorbitant & one of the finest restored collections of over 40 aircrafts. The museum covering an area of 100,000 square feet is located close to the Scholes International Airport. Owing to the rare collection of aircrafts at this museum, these are frequently presented at a variety of airshows. One of the star attractions at the museum is the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame that honors the contribution of native Texans to aviation & spaceflight.

Moody Mansion Museum
Moody Mansion Museum

The Moody Mansion Museum was publicly opened in April 1991. A four-story structure covering an area of 28,000 square foot, the Moody Mansion is narrative of the life of one of the most powerful Texas family, the Moody family. Today the legacy of this family is managed by the Moody Foundation. Several guided tours are organized lead by trained & knowledgeable guides. Artifacts at the museum include archival documents, books, greeting cards, china & silverware, jewelry, textiles & an exorbitant collection of over 10,000 photographic items.

Galveston County Historical Museum
Galveston County Historical Museum

The best place to explore Galveston Island’s remarkable & magnificent history is the Galveston County Historical Museum. The museum is housed inside an artistically designed former private bank building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum artifacts mostly relate to mercantile & naval history. While the star attraction is the lighthouse collection featuring lenses & other similar artifacts, visitors can also find historic exhibits relating to Galveston & Native Americans.

Mardi Gras Museum
Mardi Gras Museum

As the name suggests, the Mardi Gras Museum focuses on Galveston Island’s present & past Mardi Gras festivities. Displayed at the museum is a wide variety of costumes & historical memorabilia. Also featured are models of Street Arches traditionally created for Mardi Gras.

 
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