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3 Activities in Galveston, Texas

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 Natalie Kowalewski
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3 Activities in Galveston, Texas

After reveling in the sandy shores and diverse activities of Half Moon Beach and Stavanger Beach, as well as enjoying the hiking, swimming, and birdwatching at Galveston Island State Park, immerse yourself in the charm of Galveston's attractions near Wander Galveston Beach

Beach Town Tours

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  • Distance from Wander. Galveston Beach: 16 miles 

  • Location: 18043 Shaman Rd, Galveston, TX 77554

  • Hours: 10AM-8PM Thursday-Monday; Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 

  • Phone: (832) 630-2440

  • Website: https://beachtowntours.com/

Experience the allure of Galveston with Beach Town Tours, a premier guide service since 2012, offering personalized kayak tours year-round. Embark on our new Twilight Glow Tour, where the wetlands transform into a mesmerizing spectacle under the moon's glow and kayak lights, launching immediately after sunset. With options like the Sunset Bay Tour, Daytime Tours, and Crabbing Experience, suitable for all ages, immerse yourself in nature's beauty and adventure while creating unforgettable memories in Galveston.

Moody Gardens

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  • Distance from Wander Galveston Beach: 18 miles 

  • Location: 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours: 10AM-4PM daily

  • Phone: (409) 683-4200

  • Website: https://www.moodygardens.com/

Moody Gardens, a sprawling 242-acre amusement park and hotel complex, beckons visitors year-round to indulge in a realm of wonder and adventure on picturesque Galveston Island. More than just an entertainment hub, Moody Gardens is a nonprofit educational haven dedicated to the fusion of nature with rehabilitation, conservation, and research. Delve into lush tropical gardens, captivating wildlife exhibits, and exhilarating attractions, including an aquarium, zip line, and paddlewheel boat, housed within iconic pyramids. Whether you're craving family fun, educational enrichment, or serene relaxation, Moody Gardens offers a unique escape where curiosity thrives and exploration knows no bounds.

Galveston Railroad Museum

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  • Distance from Wander Galveston Beach: 22 miles 

  • Location: 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550

  • Hours: 10AM-5PM daily

  • Phone: (409) 765-5700

  • Website: http://galvestonrrmuseum.org/

Step into a bygone era at the Galveston Railroad Museum, where historic locomotives, indoor displays of artifacts, and model trains await. Dedicated to education and interactive programs, the museum offers a nostalgic journey through its exhibits, including the Battleship Texas, Pullman Porter, and a collection of railroad porcelain china and silver. Explore the rich history of railroading and transportation initiatives, making memories for all ages with Saturday train rides and immersive experiences in the 5-acre railyard.

Tip: If you are looking for more museum options in the area, be sure to check out The Bryan Museum, https://thebryanmuseum.org/, for a journey through Texas history.


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