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Galveston Island Visitors Center, Galveston

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Contact: +1 409 797 5144
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Does the beauty of the ocean or Victorian architecture draw you like a magnet? If so, the short drive to Galveston is definitely worth your time. The island, originally the home of the Karankawa Indians, was settled by the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte in 1817. The city is now a Gulf Coast Mecca for sun lovers, deep-sea fishermen, picnic lovers, Texas history buffs and scores of other people. With over 30 miles of beaches, parks and picnic areas, visitors come year-round. The visitors center will take care of you with free maps and event and tour information. They can also point you in the right direction to find restaurants and hotels to suit every taste and budget. A second visitors center is located on The Strand for your convenience.