Galveston, Texas – An Overview

Galveston City Galveston County. The city of Galveston is the county seat of Galveston County situated along the gulf coast region in Texas, U.S, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. It is accessible by a causeway that links Galveston Island to the mainland on the North end of the city, a toll bridge on the western end of the island and by ferry boat service on the eastern end of the city. 19th century’s end saw the rise of Galveston city. Being situated on the natural harbour of Galveston Bay along the Gulf of Mexico, it is the centre point of trade in the whole of Texas. It also became one of the largest cotton ports in the country. Even today, Galveston city remains the port of entry and a huge spot for cruise ships.

There are 3 post-secondary colleges in Galveston. They include the Texas A&M University, Galveston College (A junior college) and the University of Texas Medical Branch. The only public school district here is the Galveston Independent School District. GISD Middle schools are Austin Middle School, Central middle school and Weis middle school, all 3 serving grades 6-8. The GISD High School is Ball High School serving grades 9-12. Besides, these also are State Charter Schools and 6 GISD Elementary Schools. Private Schools’ category includes Elementary Schools, High School and also K to 12 grade schools.

Galveston is famous for its historic neighborhoods and a ten-mile (16 km) long seawall that is primarily structured to protect the city from floods. It is home to many tourist destinations that include 12 Parks, 11 athletic fields, 16 tennis courts, golf course and recreation centres. Dellanera RV Park, R.A. Apffel East Beach Park and the Seawolf Park on Pelican Island are just a few of the many sited here. Museums in Galveston speak aloud about the city’s interesting history and its contribution to society. They are Mardi Gras Museum, Galveston County Museum, Railroad Museum and Texas Seaport Museum. A historic nightclub called the Balinese Room can also be sited here.

The other star attractions are the Galveston Moody Gardens, the Lone Star Flight Museum, Schlitterbahn Waterpark and also a downtown neighborhood of historic buildings known as “The Strand”. “The Strand” plays host to a number of exciting events like the yearly Mardi Gras festival, Galveston Island Jazz & Blues Festival, Lone Star Bike Rally, Texas Beach Fest and an interesting Victorian-themed Christmas festival called “Dickens on the Strand”.

 

Play Construction & Equipment Provider in Galveston, Texas – All Play Inc.

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