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Moody Gardens

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Address: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8928
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Surrounded by vivid colors and wildlife from across the globe, you're...

Surrounded by vivid colors and wildlife from across the globe, you're immediately engaged at the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids. Moments later, you're transported via state-of-the-art imagery and sound at the MG3D Theater with the world's first Giant Screen 6P Laser Projector on the largest screen in Texas. Then, the thrill of the Ropes Course and Zip Line, Speed Exhibition and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat awaits. And whether it's morning golf, a spa afternoon, a Palm Beach playdate, or a dreamy overnight hotel stay, take this moment and make it your own as you immerse yourself in some real quality time.

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Lovely hotel and gardens

I spent the night at Moody Gardens hotel one November and the hotel is VERY nice. They have lovely rose gardens but I would suggest going in the spring when it's not too hot and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent the night at Moody Gardens hotel one November and the hotel is VERY nice. They have lovely rose gardens but I would suggest going in the spring when it's not too hot and flowers are blooming. The pyramids are nice to go through although I was disappointed in the butterfly one because I saw several dead butterflies in... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Moody Gardens is a very popular tourist attraction in Galveston that offers many interests of all ages. The pyramids feature a botanical garden, IMAX theatre and others features. Also on site is a huge Schlitterbahn waterpark and hotel

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Thank Bobby M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So we went to the Festival of Lights and all the events as we had purchased a full pass . The Festival of Lights was pretty but needs a trolley to take people around . It's a long walk with , children or the elderly. Iceland AWESOME!! Ice skating was disgusting. When we rented skates they were not sprayed prior... More 

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Thank Jeri N Tom C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was good overall the only thing I don't like is the price I don't know if it's worth the money but every thing is amazing and we all. Loved every second of the day!!!

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Thank Toys and s
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It took us an hour to walk through. The aquarium in Dallas is half the price and has way more wild life. This was very disappointing.

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Thank spencer m
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens were a haven while adrift in Galveston. It closed at 6 pm but treated us well. Few people in off-season January but some attractions were open. Recommended.

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Thank Walker S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just arrived & if my first experience is any indication of the weekend ahead, this is going to be a wonderful weekend. We were met by Valet Serviceman Charles. He was professional, courteous, informative, warm & friendly. Charles was in point! I discovered that I left my cell phone in the car - out for all to see &... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was disturbed to see wild animals like an Ocelot kept in such poor living conditions. The enclosures were way too small for an animals that are meant to run at high speeds and long distances. From what I could see they were also alone without a mate pr any compatible animal for companionship. I understand that some are protected... More 

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Thank Susan D
TheMoodyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Ms. Susan D, We are happy that you had a chance to see Cooper our 7 year old male ocelot. Cooper is an important ambassador representing his species and has been with us for 6 years. We are however saddened by the fact that you did not get an opportunity to meet with one of the many biologists that care... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place with lots of unique exhibits. The pyramids are like nothing you'll see anywhere else. And a boat ride. The hotel is quite nice, too.

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Thank senioreeter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every visit I've taken to Moody Gardens has been wonderful. Most recently went to the festival of lights and bought the special package where you could go to the holiday show, the 3d movie, all pyramids, the walk through lights and ICE! They were still remodeling the aquarium pyramid when we went, so there wasn't a lot to see, but... More 

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Thank Chelzee D
TheMoodyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Chelzee, Thanks for sharing! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon! More 

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