Schlitterbahn is a great place to cool off from the brutal Texas heat! There are three speed slides, four tube slides, three kids’ activity areas, a surfing wave, and much more! With over 30 attractions, you will be sure to find an adventure for all ages. The park even has the capability of being an indoor waterpark, so you are welcome to go during the winter months as well!
Port Bolivar Ferry
This free attraction will make the round trip from Galveston Island to Port Bolivar. It offers views of the Gulf and at sometimes even dolphins! The ferry carries about 8 million travelers and operates 25 hours a day, 365 days a year! Though you can take your car on the ferry, we don’t recommend it because wait times for cars are enormous!
Galveston Railroad Museum
Visitors can enjoy permanent exhibits and learn about one of the world’s most important transportation systems. The museum also hosts events throughout the year like the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, which allows passengers to relive the magic of the classic Christmas story as they are taken away for a majestic trip to meet Santa!
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
If you live in Texas, specifically in Houston (the capital for oil and gas), you know how important oil is to the economy and the way of life. If you have always wondered about life on the rig and how the process of drilling for oil and gas works, then go checkout this tried, used, and retired jack-up drilling rig!