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Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast

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Address: 2313 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1568
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Great stop, great info, great people

*This is my review of both attractions located at the same place. We were on a weekend in Galveston and came upon this place while walking around. It was a fun and interesting... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
TexasTrojan74
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

*This is my review of both attractions located at the same place. We were on a weekend in Galveston and came upon this place while walking around. It was a fun and interesting stop. The haunted part is very well acted. Ben and Shelby do a fantastic job seeing the scene and telling the story, which is quite spooky. If... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on my 8 year old's urging. And we all ended up enjoying it! It was a self-guided tour using a listening device that told us all about Pirate Jean Lafitte and his crew. It was a great history lesson and fun!

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Thank Misty H
Amarillo, Texas
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We toured the Haunted House. They only take small groups, so it was personalized. It is a short tour, but worth the wait. We had about a 15 minute wait.

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Thank JimOtto
PIRATESandGHOSTS, Owner at Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting Pirates and Ghosts and taking the time to leave us a review. Weekends are very busy for us and we appreciate your patience while we give tours through the Mayfield Manor haunted attraction. We utilize smaller groups to ensure everyone gets to enjoy the frights rather than feeling rushed. Hope to see you again soon!!!... More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited this attraction while on vacation in Galveston this summer we really enjoyed it very informative and very friendly staff.

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Thank 966nettiem
Pirates G, Owner at Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for spending time with us at Pirates! We are so glad you enjoyed the attraction and our staff. We look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Jay, Ringmaster Pirates and Ghosts Galveston Island, TX More 

Galveston Island, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Two exhibits - Pirates and Haunted House - scary but not gotcha scary. The Pirates Exhibit is very kid friendly.

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Thank cherylclark2016
Pirates G, Owner at Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are glad you had fun as that is whats it all about!! Hope to see you again on the island soon!! Regards, Jay, Ringmaster Pirates and Ghosts Galveston Island, TX piratesandghosts.com More 

Gulfport, Mississippi
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86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I definitely suggest including Pirates & Legends of the Gulf Coast in your itinerary while visiting Galveston Island. The tour takes you on a pirate ship and the tour guide shares what pirates did and had to do to survive both on and off their ship. We learned a lot about pirate ships and what it took to man them.... More 

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Pirates G, Owner at Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are the new owners as of Oct 1, 2016 and have worked hard to grow the exhibit into something that all ages can enjoy. We are continually adding new exhibits and items to make the experience even more exciting. Thank you again....hope to see you on the island soon! Regards, Jay, Ringmaster... More 

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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Tourist trap .... and they got me. 10 bucks a head for me and my wife 6 something for the kiddo and ............... nothing. Just a few pictures on the wall of supposed pirate ships, stories about a few pirates, pirate ship play house for little kids and a haunted house that costs extra 20 bucks and the usual overpriced... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Had plenty of information posted but could be distracting with the treasure hunt. My two young kids enjoyed the little pirate ship but that was the only thing for kiddos really.

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We asked many times if it could be scary for young children. We were assured over and over that it was fine. My grandchildren lasted 2 min. and were crying and begging to leave. So we did at a cost of almost $20. I don't recommend this place at all and would have given minus stars if possible.

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Thank mkblind
Burleson
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

There is a ton of information on the Pirates of the Gulf, don't expect to HEAR any of it here. It is attractively displayed , but the treasure hunt is distracting. If they want this attraction to stay for the long haul , some things need to change. I would suggest that the pirate waiting on the ship walk through... More 

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