Galveston Texas Tourism:
Top 10 Attractions

Galveston Texas tourism is on the rise. Many people come here because of attractions like the scenic natural beauties, historic and Victorian buildings and other modern attractive sites.

The former capital and commercial hub of Texas really has a lot to offer tourists.

To enjoy the depth of Galveston's rich history, culture and beauty, one will have to allocate several days to Galveston attractions.

Among all the Galveston Texas tourism sites, there are 10 very popular ones that vacationers coming to Galveston must experience.

Here is a list of them.

1. Moody Gardens

Moody Garden stands out. It can be seen by Visitors crossing the causeway to Galveston. A great place for Galveston tourism. There are pyramids, several aquariums, an IMAX theatre, rainforest, 19 century boat ride and more.

2. Aston Villa

Aston Villa was built in 1859 on the eve of the civil war. It is the oldest historical landmark on Broadway.

3. The Strand

The Strand shopping center has been there since 1800. It went through storms and came back as a thriving shopping center with many restaurants and museums today.

4. Moody Mansion

Want to know about the history of the powerful Moody family? Visit the 1895 Victorian Moody mansion that survived 1900 hurricane

5. Texas Seaport Museum & the Elissa:

Texas Seaport Museum tells the history of seaborne Ellis Island of the West in the 1800s. The island is now called Galveston. It is home to the 1877 ship Elissa.

6. Lone Star Flight Museum.

A wonderful place to see all kinds of USA planes dating back to the world wars. It is located near the Galveston airport.

7. Bishop's Palace

Colonel Walter Gresham originally built this lavish personal residence between 1887 and 1893 out of limestone and granite. It was listed as one of the 100 most significant buildings in the United States.

8. Schlitterbahn

The Schlitterbahn waterpark is one excellent place for family vacations whether winter or summer time. It has many features and unique rides that can take a whole day to explore.

9. Galveston Island Railroad Museum

Railroad played a major role in Galveston Texas tourism before 1960's. Visitors will see many rail equipment and utensil dating far back.

10. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum

This is one of the modern Galveston attractions. The Offshore Energy Center expands the awareness of energy resources in the oceans. It also documents the history of advancement in the oil industry.

Below is the map of Galveston showing most of the attraction sites.

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