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Galveston

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
The Oleander City
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers. Named after an early colonial administrator, the city served as a major naval port during the Texas Revolution of 1835, and later became the capital of the short-lived Republic of Texas. Today, the city of about 50,000 boasts a thriving economy centered on the tourism, healthcare, shipping, and financial industries. Home to one of the country's largest collections of well-preserved 19th-century buildings, the city includes over 60 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the Inspirock online itinerary creator, Galveston and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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Popular things to do in Galveston

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Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Moody Gardens
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
The Strand
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Galveston

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Theme Park
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Park
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Murdochs
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Galveston

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History Museum
1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Military Museum
Galveston Naval Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Galveston Children's Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Galveston

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Neighborhood
East End Historic District
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Just Cast Charters
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Observation Deck
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Galveston

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Historic Site
Moody Mansion
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Church of the Living God Galveston
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
St Mary's Cathedral Basilica
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
Old City Cemetery
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Galveston

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Theme Park
Kemah Boardwalk Kemah
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Battleship Texas State Historic Site La Porte
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site La Porte
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Kemah
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Places to visit with Galveston

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