Elegance with Romantic History"
THINGS TO DO
include: The Broadway Beauties: 1859 Ashton Villa, 1892 Bishop's Palace,
1895 Moody Mansion which portray early 20th century family life among
Galveston's elite; The Grand 1894 Opera House ranked among the nation's
finest historical theaters; the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship
Elissa highlighting the history of the Port of Galveston; The Great Storm
documentary detailing the 1900 hurricane which killed 6,000 and changed
the Island's history; the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum;
the Railroad Museum in the restored Union Depot; Harbor Tours offering
dolphin watching; the Lone Star Flight Museum & Texas Aviation Hall
of Fame housing one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and
aviation exhibits in the nation; Moody Gardens featuring a 1.5 million-gallon
aquarium pyramid, a 3-D IMAX theater, tropical rainforest pyramid, and
a Ridefilm Theater; and the new year-round Schlitterbahn Waterpark - the
first facility of its kind, and a wonderful family destination.
Market on the Strand is a free monthly event held the third Saturday of each month at Saengerfest Park. The Market is sponsored and organized by the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership, a non-profit organization, and an all Volunteer Committee.
The Market offers a variety of hand-crafted items by
local artisans. Relax a bit as you stroll down The Strand, and visit with
our vendors about their items and their individual craft. Browse and shop
items ranging from whimsical aprons to photographs of historic Galveston,
bath salts, jewelry, plants, and much more.
An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galvestons interpretive home to Galveston Islands natural history.
Download the official Artist Boat brochure at www.galveston.com
Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated
to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine
environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts.
Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing
beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping,
numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment
and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian
architecture in the country.
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Celebrate the Arts During ArtWalk
"Links of Interest"