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Galveston Island.  The Legend Continues.

Thought you knew everything about Galveston? Think again. From year-round cruises to the revitalization of the Island's Downtown to ongoing beach renourishment, Galveston is always adding something new.  Contact Leah Cast, public relations manager for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, for the best tips on what's new and exciting on the island. Meanwhile, take a look at a few important Galveston Island facts!

  • Galveston Island is located on the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles South of Houston.
  • Galveston Island is a barrier reef island that averages 2 miles in width, offering 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches.
  • Galveston Island offers temperate weather year-round, averaging 57°F in the winter months and 81°F in summer months.
  • Galveston Island has four historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places, which include The Strand National Historic Landmark District, East End Historic District, Silk Stocking District and Central Business District. 
  • Galveston Island is home to three National Historic Landmarks including the Tall Ship ELISSA, East End and The Strand and has approximately 1,500 historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. 
  • Galveston Island is home to Moody Gardens which includes a Rainforest Pyramid, IMAX 3D Theater, Palm Beach, Discovery Museum, Ridefilm Theater, Aquarium Pyramid and Colonel Paddlewheel.
  • Galveston Island's Schlitterbahn Waterpark offers the world's first convertible waterpark and is the third waterpark in the Schlitterbahn family of Texas parks.
  • Galveston Island has a host of museums and historic homes open to the public for tours, including the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Lone Star Flight Museum (Home of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame), Railroad Museum, Texas Seaport Museum, Ashton Villa, Bishop’s Palace, and Moody Mansion.
  • Galveston Island’s Strand National Historic Landmark District/Downtown area offers a host of shops, restaurants and art galleries conveniently located within 36 square blocks.
  • Galveston Island was second only to Ellis Island as an immigration station.
  • Galveston has the second largest historic preservation group in the nation.  The Galveston Historical Foundation celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1996.
  • Galveston Island is home to the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M University at Galveston.

From the Galveston.com Blogs  
Tall Ship ELISSA Training: Sailors Needed
Would be sailors enthralled with the idea of spending time aboard Galveston’s 1877 iron barque Elissa can learn the ropes and hoist the sails – training for hardy volunteers to take the 19th century tall ship on the high seas.

The More Things Change
Lorraine and some “frequent floater” buddies were talking recently about how things have changed since we began cruising lo these many years ago.

A Century of Galveston Art at Rosenberg Library
Galveston’s Rosenberg Library is offering a glimpse of historic Galveston – marine scenes, landscapes, still life and more – through the eyes and hearts of island artists.

The Summer in Instagrams
We've pulled together 25 of our favorite Instagrams from the summer. Take a look back at how great the season has been so far!

Argghhhhhhh! It's Pirate Camp!
Pirates captured the imagination of people both young and old long before Johnny Depp made Captain Jack Sparrow a household name. While the ranks of pirates largely consisted of thieves, burglars, kidnappers and even murderers,

5 Ways to Beat the Mid-Summer Heat in Galveston
The temperatures in Southeast Texas are climbing, which means many families are looking for ways to beat the heat. Good thing Galveston Island – one of the top travel destinations in Texas - is easy to get to and offers plenty of ways to cool off.

Galveston.com Lodging Offers Low Price Guarantee And Up to $500 in Island Coupons
When you book your lodging via Galveston.com, not only will you rest easy knowing you got the best deal with our Low Price Guarantee, but you'll also be rewarded with up to $500 in money-saving Galveston Island coupons to use during your stay!

Galveston Central Location for New Film "Hellion"
The new film "Hellion" was filmed in Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula area. Galveston.com's Dustin Chase interviewed writer / director Kit Candler.

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