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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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Fun and Festive at Christmas

We enjoyed walking around Moody Gardens. They have a wonderful breakfast buffet, I can recommend to anyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Moody Gardens Hotel and this stay was no different. We appreciate the location, the great service and the heated pool!

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a minimum of 3 hours to visit this place. The fog spoilt the fun. The festival of lights was good but not great. Have seen better at the Durga Pujas in Kolkata

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around Moody Gardens. They have a wonderful breakfast buffet, I can recommend to anyone.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to festival of lights and ice sculpture exhibit at end of the year. had a great time with the family, but was fairly crowded and stood in line for a long time especially to get into the ice sculpture exhibit (very cold in their FYI ....they say its 9 degrees and i don't dispute)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hope they have ample hurricane preparedness for all the wildlife here. It is so fun to see everything from sea lions to penguins. Many of the animals here have been rehabilitated after being injured in the wild. It not for this place some of them would be dead. There is a turtle there with an air bubble in her... More 

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Jourdanton, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a family vacation. We did not stay at the hotel but had attractions passes. We found out quickly that we were "outsiders" when my wife asked a question at one of the hotel restaurants and the response was "how should I know?". This was during their Ice Land gig. Bought multi event tickets. BIG MISTAKE!!! No... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While there are some things I enjoyed about Moody Gardens I still feel it is very overpriced for what you get. We had tickets for the Festival of Lights and dinosaurs in motion exhibit. The lights were nice and a lovely walk but the dinosaur exhibit was a big let down. I included a picture of the exhibit and it... More 

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Caldwell, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to many fun destinations but never one like Ice Land at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. Moody Gardens has taken the holiday season and ice sculptures to an entirely new level this year at Ice Land ~ the ultimate Caribbean Christmas! If you think that you've already seen cool ice sculptures so there's no reason to see another,... More 

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

Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed ICE LAND and our new theme this year! We're so glad that you got the full ICE LAND experience with a trip down the ice slide and a visit to Shivers. We hope to see you again next year! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience especially for children. The ice exhibit was fun and really different. Ending up on the ice slide was really something. The lights were great as was our visit to the Rain Forest Pyramid. Although there was a large crowd it was well managed and family friendly. It was a great time and experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved this attraction. We went during the day and the crowds weren't bad at all. Great exhibit!

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