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A $60 million family-oriented premier waterfront entertainment pier comprised of attractions including rides, games of chance and skill, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.

Site Description:
Approximately 1,130-foot pier extended over the Gulf of Mexico situated on 25th Street and Seawall Boulevard. The structure can host between 6,500 - 7,000 people.

For decades, the historic Pleasure Pier served as a catalyst for stimulating tourism to Galveston's Seawall Boulevard and Gulf Beaches. Originally built in the late 1940s as a recreational facility for the military, the Pier was turned over to the city after World War II and named Pleasure Pier. The Pleasure Pier operated as an iconic family destination until 1961 when Hurricane Carla damaged the property. In 1965, the Flagship Hotel opened on the site, but was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

May 2012

Owned and Operated by:

More than 600 employees

Parking Spaces:
500 premium parking spaces


Sixteen rides ranging from gentle to thrilling

Home to Texas' first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. The adjacent Gump on the Run offers food to go. Additionally, the Pier offers seven quick service food and beverage options, including smoked turkey legs, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage on a stick, cotton candy, pretzels and much more including an ice cream shop and Kids Party Zone for private parties and birthday celebrations

Landry's highly sophisticated retail division has developed several premium retail options situated on and near the Pier.

Gifts at Pleasure Pier, located directly across from the Pleasure Pier, offers traditional branded apparel and souvenirs as well as themed ride apparel, beach products, assorted shells and sea life products.

Bubba Gump retail offers traditional Bubba Gump merchandise including glassware, caps and fun souvenirs created specifically for the Galveston Island location.

Pelicans Bag provides themed ride apparel, Pleasure Pier merchandise and assorted beach items.

Lolli & Pop's Candy Store features sweet products ranging from gummy items to nostalgic candy, including Wax Coke Bottles to Bit o' Honey. The store also features a Coke Freestyle machine offering 120 different beverage flavor options.

There are several retail kiosks and carts strategically positioned throughout the Pier offering plenty of the needed sundries as well as souvenirs.

Stage 25, located on the end of the Pier, offers all sorts of entertainment, including live music.

Island Transit:
Island Transit offer two bus routes that serve residents, businesses, and attractions along Seawall Boulevard. The Beach Shuttle operates between Stewart Beach and 81st Street. The Tourist Shuttle operates between Downtown Galveston and Moody Gardens, routed along Seawall Boulevard between 25th and 81st Streets.

About Landry's...

Landry's is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry's Seafood, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House, Mastro's Restaurants and The Oceanaire, as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Morton's The Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Biloxi, Lake Charles and Atlantic City. Landry's also owns and operates the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston.

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