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Seawolf Park

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Address: 100 Seawolf Parkway Blvd., Turn North on 51st Street onto Pelican Island, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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+14097703196
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center provides a wonderful...

Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center provides a wonderful scenic view of Pelican Island, the Port of Galveston, and the surrounding waterways. At the tip of the island, Seawolf park offers the best on- and off-shore fishing in the area, picnic tables and playgrounds, and basketball and volleyball courts. The American Undersea Warfare Center is home to two historic WWII vessels; the USS Cavalla attack submarine, and the USS Stewart Destroyer Escort. Experience the battles on the high seas as you take a walking tour inside each ship which boasts a heritage worth seeing.

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Don`t go in second week of November, bunch of good people working on the ships, they doing a swell job keeping it up.

Very good easy to board both ships. The (crew) was very helpful that was working on the ship especialy the retired colonel in charge.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
pboubel
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Mico, Texas
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seawolf park is amazing. You can go fishing, see the battleship and let the kids play at the park all in one place. One of my favorite things to do there is sitting and watch the dolphins but the fishermen don't like the dolphins when they come cause dolphins chase the fish. So it has a little of both worlds.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very neat place for a descent price. With walking though both places. Bring bug dope with u skeeters were bad

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

TXpackerfan10, thank you for visiting the American Undersea Warfare Center. With water all around and some rainy/foggy conditions as of late, mosquitoes can be pesky. I recommend visitors find an American Undersea Warfare Center Staff person and ask for some insect repellent. We try to keep several cans on hand to assist our great visitors. We look forward to seeing... More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admission is very reasonable for this attraction. $21 for three adults and one car. It is self guided tour. Very fascinating to your. Gives me a new appreciation of what our service men and women go through living on subs. Would recommend this place.

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Thank QSKSHEN
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the American Undersea Warfare Center at Seawolf Park. We work hard at providing a realistic experience at a decent price. The appreciation that you mention about the hardships and sacrifices our sailors endured during WWII is heartwarming and should never be forgotten by future generations. I hope you will take the time to return and see... More 

Mico, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good easy to board both ships. The (crew) was very helpful that was working on the ship especialy the retired colonel in charge.

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Thank pboubel
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. This old "retired colonel" thoroughly enjoys my interactions with all the visitors of the USS Stewart and USS Cavalla. When I walk around the park, I'm amazed at the great stories I hear from visitors from all over the world. I do want to say that while there is a volunteer group here working... More 

Harker Heights
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very nice exhibit of WWII sub and destroyer escort. As with many such exhibits, they are a constant work in progress. The sub is of WWII vintage, but it went thru upgrade conversions later in its career so it's exterior is a bit more modern. But interior is classic sub and you will be amazed at the tight living/working conditions... More 

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Thank David W
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

David, Thank you for visiting and I'm glad you found it interesting. I appreciate your comment on mobility impaired conditions. In fact, I am working to get grants and donations to help us (we are tax deductible, non-profit) buy 2 lifts to help the mobility impaired to gain access to at least the main deck of the USS Stewart ship... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The sea wolf park is cool! You can see inside of the big war submarine and the war ship, walking attraction very interesting, you can see also the ferry transporting cars and an old crash ship

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our historic park and our pair of WWII battle vessels. I agree that the view of passing sea traffic (ferries, cruise ships, cargo freighters) is a great attraction, too! Please return soon. More 

Vashon Island WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Think your house or apartment is cramped? Walk through (carefully) the submarine Cavalla to get some perspective of cramped. Narrow passages, stairs, and bulkhead passways. Might be uncomfortable for large folks to move about. The walk through gave me a profound appreciation of WWII submariners' service and on board lives....And this vessel is sitting on land; not 300' underwater with... More 

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1 Thank Bart H
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Bart, Thank you for visiting our park and experiencing what hardships and sacrifices our WWII veterans endured. We continue to restore and improve our beloved ships every day (I repainted the hedgehogs you mentioned just yesterday!) so visitors can best enjoy their time with us. We hope you will return soon. More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The bathrooms were still being renovated, however the park grounds are well maintained and offer great fishing, beautiful sights of the harbor. We visited the submarine & warship, enjoyed learning about their histories.

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1 Thank Angie C
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Angie C: Thank you so much for visiting Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. The Park has great plans for the near future, and the Ship/Sub Museum will also continue to enhance our presentation. As sailors say, "Rust never sleeps" so we will always be scraping, painting, and restoring these great WWII monuments. We hope you will join... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We mostly picnicked and fished. Flounder were running and most everyone was catching fish. We didn't tour the ships, but they looked interesting. A little expensive for what you get.

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Seawolf Park. I hope you will return and take a tour of the WWII ships, USS Stewart and USS Cavalla. Please ask for the audio tour to help bring the experience to life. When you return, I know you will find that the price is not a "little expensive" but just little for what you experience.... More 

Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This park was very well maintained. There is a submarine and a destroyer escort ship open for viewing. We did not view the remains of the tanker, the largest concrete ship constructed. There is ample parking. There are also covered picnic tables for use. We visited on Veterans Day. There was a very good ceremony that was presented by the... More 

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1 Thank FBandFamily
Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for your nice comments. We are pleased that you were able to join us for our Veterans day salute. It was a special day to thank our men and women who have and are still serving our country. Please come back again soon and stop by the office to say hi! More 

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