MOODY GARDENS SERVES AS ONE OF TEXAS’ FAVORITE TOURISM DESTINATIONS
Galveston Island Education & Leisure Destination Attracts More than 2 Million Visitors Annually; Offers Family Fun with Aquarium, Rainforest Replica, Beach Park, Golf Course and More
Galveston Island, TX (Sept. 13, 2010) — Trying to satisfy the entire family on a vacation can be an exhausting job for even the most veteran of travelers. But, the stress stops at Galveston Island’s Moody Gardens.
Attracting more than 2 million visitors each year, Moody Gardens is one of Texas’ favorite tourism destinations. The 242-acre educational and leisure resort has something for everyone, including a plethora of family attractions, a four-diamond hotel, spa and convention center, plus an 18-hole golf course all in one location nestling along Galveston Bay.
The property’s attractions include the Moody Gardens: Aquarium Pyramid®, Rainforest Pyramid®, Discovery Pyramid®, Giant Screen 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, Ridefilm Theater, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and Palm Beach – a man-made, white sand beach with fresh water lagoons.
The newly redesigned Moody Gardens Golf Course caters to golfers of all ages and skill levels, offering five sets of tees along with a driving range, club house and pro shop. This year, Golf Digest named the Moody Gardens Golf Course as one of the best golf course remodels in the country for courses with rates less than $65. For more information, visit www.moodygardensgolf.com.
The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center includes 428 rooms plus more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and convention space. It is home to the upscale Shearn’s Restaurant as well as a variety of other dining choices. The hotel is known for its kid-friendly atmosphere, offering free activities for kids, such as Wii competitions as well as arts and crafts.
Moody Gardens is also known for hosting the Gulf Coast’s largest holiday lighting event: Festival of Lights. The annual festival includes a mile-long trail of more than 1 million lights and 100 sound enhanced animated displays plus an outdoor ice rink and live entertainment. Festival of Lights kicks off in mid-November and lasts through the holiday season.
For more information on Moody Gardens please call 800-582-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org.
Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.