Daytime Activities Around Galveston
One of Galveston’s grandest buildings, this colored stone masterpiece was designed by Nicholas Clayton, one of Galveston’s top architects, and was completed in 1892.
1402 Broadway; 409-762-2475
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
This museum affords its visitors the opportunity to experience the offshore drilling industry first-hand on an actual drilling rig. The museum offers three floors of exhibits on oil, gas, seismic technology, exploration and extraction.
Pier 19 (Harborside Dr. at 20th Street); 409-766-7827
Lone Star Flight Museum
This museum is located next to the Galveston International Airport, and close to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Moody Gardens. The museum offers a range of historical exhibits and actual flight experiences in historic aircraft, including a B-17 Flying Fortress.
2002 Terminal Dr.; 409-740-7722
This amazing adventure park offers an aquarium, a rain forest walk-thru experience (opening spring 2011), an IMAX 3D theatre, a 4D special effects theatre, a paddlewheel boat, and a discovery museum.
One Hope Blvd.; 800-582-4673
Visit this naval history experience for terrific views of Galveston harbor (from atop the three-story pavilion). And don't miss the chance to explore the USS Cavalla (a decommissioned WWII submarine), and the USS Stewart (a decommissioned destroyer/escort).
in Seawolf Park; 409-797-5114
Slip, slide, splash, and swim at this heated indoor waterpark.
2026 Lockheed St.; 409-770-9283
Texas Seaport Museum/ELISSA
Discover Galveston’s maritime history of trade, shipping, and immigration. Visitors can also walk the decks of the tall ship Elissa (built in 1877). The ship is a National Historic Landmark, and worth the price of admission alone. But leave time to explore the adjacent museum and theatre.
on Pier 21 (near 21st St. & Harborside Dr.); 409-763-1877
Treasure Isle Tour Train
Take a 17-mile 1½ hour tour around the city of Galveston, and get acquainted with all that this magical seaside city has to offer.
2500 Seawall Blvd.; 409-765-9564
Galveston Feature Stories
Art & Architecture- Dead Tree Sculptures, Artist Boat Kayak Tours, and the Bishop's Palace.
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Galveston History - The People and Events That Made Galveston Famous
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