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Address: 2100 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7937
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This is Such a Thrill for My Babies

I always know when I go visit my 3 and 5 year old babies that call me Gampa. We will ride this trolly more than once. And what thills them thrills this Gampa. The 3 year old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always know when I go visit my 3 and 5 year old babies that call me Gampa. We will ride this trolly more than once. And what thills them thrills this Gampa. The 3 year old always sits in my lap excitedly kissing me on my cheeks. Oh do I love the abuse of her kissing me many times.

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Thank Greg A
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the rail trolley system won't be running until possible early next year (but hoping for late THIS year), Galveston has purchased FOUR rubber-tire buses which will be in service as soon as they can be marked with transit insignia. Initially, they will run the trolley route (along existing tracks) until the rail trolleys are back in service. Then, they... More 

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Thank Richard M
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58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

you can set back and enjoy all the sights and people, ride down Sewall and check out the gulf, and bathing suits, with out worrying about running over someone LOL

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Thank Hugh H
Spring, Texas
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

It is not a trolley anymore since Hurricane Ike. It is cars pulled by a Jeep. Nice ride around Galveston. See a lot more than did on Takes you to the business district and the port, Went in beginning of April. It was cool, so bring along a sweater or windbreaker.

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Thank Springchick1986
Georgetown, Texas, United States
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85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Very cheap ride to go around old Galveston and see everything with a tour guide. The tour shows and tells you things about Galveston you would never have know.

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2 Thank FoodieinGeorgetown1
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

However, the City Council - at the urging of local residents and businesses, has approved the renewal and refurbishment of the trolley system, and they should be operational by 2017.

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8 Thank Richard M
Barrington, Illinois
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752 reviews
274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Just a quick note. There is no trolley since it was closed since Hurricane Ike. They are trying to get the money to restart it but for right now, it's gone.

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5 Thank JohntheLast
Spring, Texas
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55 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

Really, I drive on it's tracks all the time. While your comments about the high steps MAY be true, you did not ride on the trolley in Galveston in 2015. Or 2014. Or 2013. Or 2012. Or 2011, 2010, 2009, or late 2008. The Trolley has not run in Galveston since Hurricane Ike destroyed it's cars and 2.4 miles of... More 

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Waco, Texas
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I was hesitant about this. Looked like a tourist trap, but I enjoyed it. The guide was quite knowledgeable and gave us a lot of info on many different aspects of the island. Great for all ages. If you have trouble climbing rather steeps steps (getting on and off the trolley) watch someone board before you buy a ticket. See... More 

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Thank Nani1950
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

On February 27, 2015 the Galveston City Council found the money to begin the repairs on the Trolley system. It should be available for service in 2017 after several miles of track are repaired and the trolleys themselves rebuilt.

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