Inn at the Waterpark

Hard to Beat Acts in Galveston

Everywhere you look in Galveston, there’s an opportunity for natural beauty and slip-sliding fun!

Historic Texas city building with palm trees

A Stroll through the Strand Historic District

August 09, 2017

We suggest starting at the Galveston Island Railroad Museum (near the corner of 25th and Strand), where you’ll find one of the largest and most impressive restored railroad collections in the country. From there you can stroll down the Strand enjoying the many shops and historic buildings that made it through the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, often considered the worst ever in the continental United States. Further down you’ll see the Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center and Museum, a great stop for anyone curious about how gas and oil are extracted from the ocean floor via offshore rigs. Drop by the Pier 21 Theater for a quick flick, or stop into the Texas Seaport Museum where you can tour an 1877 sailing ship measuring over 200 feet in length and nearly 100 feet in height. By the time you’ve finished exploring all the Strand has to offer, you’ll be more than ready to collapse into the most comfortable beds in Texas back at the Inn at the Waterpark.