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Galveston Island Convention Center

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Address: 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5878
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+1 409-941-1010
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00

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Amazing Facility with a Fabulous View

I have attended several events at the Galveston Island Convention Center, and I have loved the facility more each time! The staff is always pleasant and friendly; the facility is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bonnie B C
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have attended several events at the Galveston Island Convention Center, and I have loved the facility more each time! The staff is always pleasant and friendly; the facility is clean; and the view is GORGEOUS!!! I'm not normally a seaside person, usually preferring the mountains, but I do enjoy watching the water from the convention center. It seems to... More 

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Houston, United States
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7 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I loved the location and it was a nice place to have a conference. My first time here and I was so surprised I did not have to pay for parking. It was a quick and easy way to get in, park and I just followed the crowd. Maybe one recommendation is for there to be a distinct sign that... More 

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Thank Tamika C
Tyler, Texas
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The parking garage is awful!!!!!!!! We had to drive around for thirty minutes to get a parking space. The building is nice, but the air didn't work very well hot and stuffie inside.

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Thank 2oldnomads
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Galveston Island Convention Center is located across the seawall from the beach. Easy to get to, hotels and restaurants with in walking distance. Free parking in under ground garage and a Kroger located next door. Beach is currently under construction so you are not able to simply walk across the street for access. You must walk about 1/4 to... More 

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Thank Jennifer J
Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

There was the annual corvette expo the weekend we were in town. There were quite a few vehicles out front for free viewing(mini car show) and a food court. But a fee was charged to go inside where they had even more beautiful cars and parts for sell. Highly recommended

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1 Thank MrsY0
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I was only a short-time attendee at a gymnastics event, but the Convention center appeared to be up to the task at hand. Excellent parking and a beautiful location, looking over the Seawall and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Thank Richard M
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We attend ONI CON every year here (Halloween Weekend) and the convention center is always well kept! They provide plenty of ice cold water and plastic cups for the hundreds of attendees and the bathrooms are always clean and well supplied with toilet paper, etc. The views are wonderful and the windows have always been nice and clean. We love... More 

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1 Thank newtonwhitney0
Arcadia, California
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184 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

There for a church convention, but visited the place early on the weekend. Crowed with body builders. The exhibition hall noise could be heard in our conference room. The place was very cold during the week.

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1 Thank dynamitedon
Cedar Park, Texas
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a great place to have a large gymnastic meet and I have been to many over 10 years . The locarion is great and pretty you can see the beach from the windows and place was very clean also and classy .

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1 Thank michellec222016
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Conference rooms are okay. Would suggest providing pens and note pads/paper at large conference events.... I didn't have anything to write with had to borrow a pen from an attendee.

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