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What are some attractions in Galveston, TX?

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Galveston, Texas features numerous attractions, including The Strand, the Bishop's Palace, fishing piers, the Lone Star Flight Museum and Seawolf Park. The island is also home to the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and The Galveston Children's Museum.

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Once the largest city in Texas, Galveston has a wealth of historical attractions. The Strand, traditionally Galveston's center of commerce is now home to numerous bars, restaurants, deli and specialty shops.

The Bishop's Palace, built in the late 1800's is the town's most well-known building. It was cited by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 100 most important buildings in America.

Galveston, like much of the Texas Gulf Coast, has world renowned saltwater fishing. The 61st Street Fishing Pier is a family friendly location that offers fishing rod rentals.

The Lone Star Flight Museum is a world-class aviation museum situated in a renovated aircraft hangar.

Seawolf Park features another of the island's most popular fishing piers. The park is home to a retired World War Two-era submarine, the USS Cavalla. There is also a destroyer escort, the USS Steward, and a World War One-era tanker, the S.S. Selma.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a 26-acre amusement park with more than 30 attractions. There are more than a dozen heated water adventures including four tube slides, three speed slides and three kids' activity areas.

The Galveston Children's Museum offers dynamic exhibits targeting children ages 2-10. It is a hands-on learning center featuring math, science, literacy and the arts.

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