Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston

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  • If you go to Galveston, the pier is must-see. With nearby restaurants (at the pier there's Bubba Gamp), an amusement park and the waterfront to enjoy. We were in the winter, was a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, not encouraged to go to the Park because it was cold and a little windy. So, I recommend go when the weather is milder.
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  • You are allowed to change the color, but not the structure of a house in the East End Historic District. This means the houses look the same now as they did in the 1880's when most were built. Most of...  more »
  • Worth a walk calmly in this area, has many shops with handcrafts and sea products, like conhas, and stars.
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  • Came here Early March 2018, went on a cool potentially rainy day to avoid crowds. Plan worked and was able to enjoy short lines and less riffraff. Most rides were fun, and there is a good mix of rides for younger shorter children and older taller adults and youth. What I liked is that there seemed to be a good amount of security and constables patrolling the pier. Also it was clean all throughout the pier, I appreciate management paying attention to those two things. What I would like to see better, is better ride maintenance, and corrosion control, the rides are only a few years old and I'm already seeing paint peeling and corrosion on structural supports. This being an open pier on the gulf of Mexico, they (the management) is going to have to be diligent about corrosion control. Also I wouldn't mind paying about 20% more on ticket's to access the pier. This would help further reduce riffraff from gaining access to the pier. Also I noticed several smoking areas on the pier, the management should in the interest of public health, completely ban smoking, and vaping on the pier. This would help keep the pier even that more clean. Overall great family place to visit!
  • Unfortunately the park was closed during our trip to Galveston, but we were able to walk up and look at all the rides. Looks like a fun place to go while visiting. At night they turn on the Ferris wheel which was neat to see as we drove by.
  • I enjoyed myself while there. I didn't enjoy paying over $100 for 3 teens and 1 toddler to ride on only 4 different rides. They maybe rode on each ride 5 times. Due to them standing in line most of the time. Then the people who are not riding the rides have to pay just to walk around. I feel that they need to add more rides or lower the price of day passes.
  • Love the Galveston area the historic sites and beaches make this place a great Texas stop. We enjoyed the many restaurants and activities on the beaches. We always find something new each time we come to the area. There are many good hotels to choose from in the area and using websites always get us a good deal. This last time we had an illness and found a great walk in clinic with easy directions.
  • Galveston Island historic part reminds me the western movies I've seen in my childhood! In February everything was quiet the streets were clean. You can see just a few houses which have more than 100 years. As coming from the Europe it looks like something shabby. This not means that you can not enjoy what you can see!
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