Kemah Boardwalk Tours
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The town of Kemah sits on the shore of Galveston Bay on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and its boardwalk is one of its main attractions.
Built in 1999, the Kemah Boardwalk is an entertainment and amusement park right on Galveston Bay. The boardwalk transformed what was once a small fishing community into a popular tourist destination. The town is considered part of the “greater Houston area,” as it's just 20 miles east of the big city, but it's a popular draw for visitors from elsewhere in Texas, too.
The Kemah Boardwalk features 15 different amusement park rides – including a 96-foot-tall roller coaster, a 140-foot free fall ride, a zip-line over the boardwalk, a double-decker carousel, and a 65-foot Ferris wheel. You can also take speedboat trips into the bay, and visit the Stingray Reef to touch and feed live stingrays.
Kemah is roughly 198 miles from Austin. The rides on the Kemah Boardwalk are open Monday-Thursday from 12-9pm, Friday from 12-11pm, Saturday from 10:30am-11pm and Sunday 10:30am-10pm. There's no entry fee to walk through the boardwalk. You can buy individual ride tickets for $3.50-$6 (depending on the ride), or all-day ride passes for $17.99 (for those under 48”) or $22.99 (for those over 48”).
Address: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, Texas, USA
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Kemah Boardwalk
Maximize your time in the spectacular city of Houston with an indispensable Houston Mobile Ticket. Your mobile ticket includes free admission to five of the city’s premier attractions, including the Downtown Aquarium, the Space Center Houston, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Enjoy free entry to two additional attractions of your choice and choose from a variety including the Museum of Fine Arts, home to more than 60,000 artworks, or the Houston Zoo; Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass or the Children's Museum of Houston.
Cruise downtown Houston on a tour of the city's top attractions, then follow-up it with a trip to the exhilarating Kemah Boardwalk. Begin your day sightseeing aboard a double-decker bus, visiting such landmarks as Market Square, the Houston Zoo, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Afterward, board a deluxe coach for round-trip transport to Kemah Boardwalk, where you'll have a few free hours to enjoy the amusements (including a wooden roller coaster and Ferris wheel), peruse quirky souvenir shops and grab a bite to eat (own expense).
Taking safety measures
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See Houston's top attractions on a full-day tour in a climate-controlled vehicle, that combines a sightseeing tour with visits to the NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk. Start with a 1.5-hour city tour that covers landmarks such as Minute Maid Park, The Toyota Center, and River Oaks. Next, take a tram tour of the NASA Space Center and have free time to browse the exhibits. Finally, go to Kemah Boardwalk for dinner (own expense) at your choice of restaurant. Includes snacks, dinner appetizer, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Kemah Boardwalk hours of operation?
Kemah Boardwalk hours of operation: Vary. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Kemah Boardwalk?
The best ways to experience Kemah Boardwalk are:
- Houston CityPASS
- Guided Houston Tour and Kemah Boardwalk
- Private Full-Day Houston City Tour, NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk Dinner
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