Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Overlooking Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk is one of Bay Area Houston’s top attractions, loved for its awesome vibes, amusement rides, game arcades, waterfront restaurants, and live entertainment. The kids will probably enjoy feeding manta rays at the aquarium, the 65-foot-high Ferris wheel, and miniature train; while the adults can tackle thrilling rides like the Iron Eagle or Boardwalk Bullet wooden coaster. There are also loads of dining options for some classic Texas BBQ and Cajun seafood. Weekenders can take advantage of the bundled passes, which give you entry to nearby attractions like the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Downtown Aquarium. – Tripadvisor
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  • Bhaskar_10
    New Delhi, India3,127 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kemah: A place to be with family and friends
    Been to this place on 8th July 2023 This place has a bay view of ships and port at a distance. parking is available in ample at this place, however for parking nect to teh boardwalk one has to reach the place by 4pm. this place is very popular amongst the locals and few tourist also visit here. Evening and sunset time is most apt to visit this place and enjoy the walk, sit -chat, enjoy rides, be in a restaurant for dinner and drinks. the place is little crowded and afternoons can become hot and humid. Evenings are pleasant and there are many photo options at this place. great place for family and friends.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Noneya
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    09/02/2023 Visit
    09/02/2023 Very crowded and really not a lot to do considering how big it is. Not much shade either, and the boardwalk is cramped because everyone naturally wants to stop and take pictures, or pet all the adorable cats that run around. Plus, the rollercoaster takes up most of the space. Still fun but it could be a lot better.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Emily H
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    2023 trip
    Pretty fun family park. A few little rides lots of shops. Didn't try any food here but it smelled amazing. Kids pretty much run all the rides and most of them are respectful. They won't let you ride the roller coaster with glasses even if you tell them you can not see without them. I took mine with me anyway and was lectured by a kid my sons age about sneaking them on after the ride. I've never had to take my rx glasses off on any ride just assumed the responsibility for them if they fell off. Other than that we had a good time.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 25, 2023
  • marie b
    Winnipeg, Canada335 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun rides
    Went on a Friday in December, ghost town. No one was there. Decided to go on the Saturday and it was livelier. Pay for parking by a QR code. Rides were fun. Games were not open on the Friday, but were on the Saturday. Played in the arcade. Band was playing on the Saturday, not on Friday. Basically, if it’s off season, go on a weekend. Beast boat ride wasn’t on either of the days.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Travel_with_tripp
    Atlanta, Georgia198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun times
    Fun times with the family. We used our city pass for the rides and had a blast. Many options for bars and food. Plenty of parking but almost all are pay parking lots. Security and staff made it easy to get around and easy parking. We had no complaints.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 18, 2024
  • California_momofsix
    1,121 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical Boardwalk- clean and well maintained, lacked sufficient restrooms and hourly parking
    Kemah Boardwalk is exactly what you would expect when you picture a boardwalk: A collection of carnival rides, amusement park food and chain restaurants with a view of Galveston Bay. Pros: As opposed to Galveston Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk does not charge admission. The area is beautifully laid out and very clean. Rides looked well maintained and the kids' rides had some interesting fun details, like the indoor western town on the train. Plenty of benches along the water. This would be a fun place to take kids and teenagers. There is a large speedboat ride called the Boardwalk Beast, which costs a separate fee but was very fun, especially if you have never experienced a speed boat ride. You will get wet! Cons: Parking and restrooms !!!! As you arrive, there is a traffic bottleneck as you enter the area from the highway. We were directed into a lot, just following a long row of cars and as we entered the lot, the attendant informed us that their was a flat daily rate. We were only planning to stay for an hour, but couldn't back out at that point, with other cars right behind us. The rate was also considerably higher than what I saw when looking online (maybe because it was the weekend?) Payment could only be done on the phone, with more fees added and I saw several visitors staring at their phone in front of the signs, confused about the procedure. I think it's a fair price if you stay all day, but wish there was hourly rate parking available for those who don't. Naturally park food and rides are not cheap, but well in line with other amusement parks and tourist spots, so that was expected. The boardwalk needs MORE bathrooms. Outside of restrooms we only found one small bathroom underneath the shopping area, with long lines on a cool spring day.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 27, 2024
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Samore Reviews
New York City, NY76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I went to Texas for my first time for memorial Day weekend. I was actually going to a boat ride which was at the same location at this place. But I did go here a day before just to enjoy the rides and have a good time. Luckily at the time that I went which was pretty early like around noon the lines were really short everything went pretty quickly the all day pass was about $22 plus tax so I think everything amounted to about $31. Which isn't bad to go on everything I'm not really a roller coaster person so I didn't do that at all I think the other roller coaster was out of commission it looked like it was being fixed. I didn't really eat anything out here because I don't eat out like that since I have food allergies. I was able to bring my juice and my water so they do not check bags which makes it easy if you have food or anything else that you want to bring as long as it's not anything too large I think you should be okay. I really enjoyed the train and the slow ride that allows you to see the entire boardwalk. The only thing that I didn't like about the carousel was that I wasn't able to go on because I was by myself.. but everything else is pretty cool I feel like once you get through the rides it's not much to do I didn't do the speedboat or the zipline since I didn't feel like getting wet and I also had my pocketbook and didn't think that would be a good idea for the zip lines and it does say if anything gets stolen that's not on them so I didn't want to even deal with that plus it's not included with the all day pass. All in a ll a nice time.
Written May 24, 2024
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Kemah Boardwalk is exactly what you would expect when you picture a boardwalk: A collection of carnival rides, amusement park food and chain restaurants with a view of Galveston Bay.
Pros: As opposed to Galveston Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk does not charge admission. The area is beautifully laid out and very clean. Rides looked well maintained and the kids' rides had some interesting fun details, like the indoor western town on the train. Plenty of benches along the water. This would be a fun place to take kids and teenagers. There is a large speedboat ride called the Boardwalk Beast, which costs a separate fee but was very fun, especially if you have never experienced a speed boat ride. You will get wet!
Cons: Parking and restrooms !!!! As you arrive, there is a traffic bottleneck as you enter the area from the highway. We were directed into a lot, just following a long row of cars and as we entered the lot, the attendant informed us that their was a flat daily rate. We were only planning to stay for an hour, but couldn't back out at that point, with other cars right behind us. The rate was also considerably higher than what I saw when looking online (maybe because it was the weekend?) Payment could only be done on the phone, with more fees added and I saw several visitors staring at their phone in front of the signs, confused about the procedure. I think it's a fair price if you stay all day, but wish there was hourly rate parking available for those who don't. Naturally park food and rides are not cheap, but well in line with other amusement parks and tourist spots, so that was expected. The boardwalk needs MORE bathrooms. Outside of restrooms we only found one small bathroom underneath the shopping area, with long lines on a cool spring day.
Written April 27, 2024
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MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO1,085 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lots of fun to be had with rides, restaurants, boat tours and souvenirs as well. The lot we chose when driving in had free parking as well. We took a boat tour that left from the pier on a speed boat that was fun as well. All in all a good way to spend an afternoon.
Written March 29, 2024
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Travel_with_tripp
Atlanta, GA198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fun times with the family. We used our city pass for the rides and had a blast. Many options for bars and food. Plenty of parking but almost all are pay parking lots. Security and staff made it easy to get around and easy parking. We had no complaints.
Written March 18, 2024
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m4rty79
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The boardwalk was lots of fun. We had a meal, tried the fairground rides and the train. The wife loved the seafood and the kids loved the train. Dad was a winner.
Written March 9, 2024
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Kristy S
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Absolutely disgusting. This boardwalk used to be a fun family friendly place to take your kids 10 years ago but now its just a place for terrible parents to get drunk and let their children run unsupervised. We went this weekend, and the park was packed with only three police officers who just patrolled the parking. Sure enough some drunk dad just started screaming at people walking on the upper board walk by the arcade and was throwing his beer cans and trying to fight people. No police officers or employees came, and I was scared that this drunk high idiot was going to attack me when he started following me and screaming in my face. Truly disgusting, the only families who go here now are just trying to get sloshed and start fights - and the park is glad to let it happen because alcohol pays.
Written February 25, 2024
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Dreamer29070125490
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Best restaurant out of the boardwalk must come and see for sure. Tabitha, Ciera and Jeff made the experience one to remember. We WILL be back. We love shrimp!
Written January 23, 2024
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marie b
Winnipeg, Canada335 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Went on a Friday in December, ghost town. No one was there. Decided to go on the Saturday and it was livelier. Pay for parking by a QR code. Rides were fun. Games were not open on the Friday, but were on the Saturday. Played in the arcade. Band was playing on the Saturday, not on Friday. Basically, if it’s off season, go on a weekend. Beast boat ride wasn’t on either of the days.
Written December 25, 2023
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DonnaRhea
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Pros: Rides for young and older kids/
Enjoyable walkways along the bay/Done up nicely for Christmas.

Cons: Advertises All Rides for a certain price - three actually aren’t included - it does say that at the bottom of the poster though.
Written December 24, 2023
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Emily H
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Pretty fun family park. A few little rides lots of shops. Didn't try any food here but it smelled amazing. Kids pretty much run all the rides and most of them are respectful. They won't let you ride the roller coaster with glasses even if you tell them you can not see without them. I took mine with me anyway and was lectured by a kid my sons age about sneaking them on after the ride. I've never had to take my rx glasses off on any ride just assumed the responsibility for them if they fell off. Other than that we had a good time.
Written November 25, 2023
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