Houston and Galveston Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Houston and Galveston - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Historic Downtown Strand District

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This shopping area is defined by the architecture of its 19th- and early-20th-century buildings, many of which survived the storm of...

Moody Gardens

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Moody Gardens is a multifaceted entertainment and educational complex inside pastel-colored glass pyramids. Attractions include the 13-story...

Moody Mansion

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Moody Mansion, the residence of generations of one of Texas's most powerful families, was completed in 1895. Tour its interiors of exotic...

Pier 21 Theater

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At this Harborside Drive theater, watch the Great Storm of 1900 come back to life in a multimedia presentation that includes video clips...


  • Amusement Park/Water Park

The entire family will have a fun time at this water park, located on the bay side of the island. Schlitterbahn features speed slides,...

Texas Seaport Museum

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Aboard the restored 1877 tall ship Elissa, detailed interpretive signs provide information about the shipping trade in the 1800s, including...