215 Kipp Avenue
Live Music Venue
Kemah Boardwalk Description
Take one waterside location, add some thrill rides, shake visitors, and voila: vintage-style boardwalk. The family-friendly Mecca near Galveston has only been around since 1998, but it definitely has that old-school feel, from the "click, click, click" of the wooden Bullet Coaster (opened in 2007) to the carousel, Ferris Wheel, kiddie rides, fried dough, and win-a-lovably-homely-stuffed-doll arcade games. For relaxing, there's table-service eating aplenty -- just make sure to dine after riding the Inverter, not before... assuming you still have your appetite.
Pre-Teens & Teens: They'll want to ride the coaster over and over, which makes the $4-plus per ride decidedly less economical than the $18.99 all-day pass. There are limitations, however; check before purchasing.
- Peak seasons. Weekends are predictably crowded. To avoid lines, weekdays (even during the busy summer season) are your best bet.
- Seasonal events. Check the website for special events around Christmas, Halloween, and other holidays.
Just the Facts
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Recommended Time: Half day
Reviews of Kemah Boardwalk
By pennysue2121 March 26, 2011
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This is not a very kid friendly place. There were tons of people smoking all around you!! They only have one person working a ride and sometimes one person working two different rides so the lines were horrible! The restaurants dont open till 11:30 for lunch so if you have a little one that eats earlier your in trouble, because they dont allow outside food or drinks.Their hours are not very good especailly in the heat of the summer, they dont open until 11:00 and in August it is aready 100 degrees outside at that time. Read More