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Kemah BoardwalkThe Kemah Boardwalk is a 35 acre restaurant, hotel, amusement ride complex built by Landry's Restaurant's Inc. in 2001, overlooking Galveston Bay and located in the Galveston County town of Kemah, which is very close to Houston.

At the Kemah Boardwalk, in addition to many restaurants, all of the Landry's brand, you'll find shopping, midway games, a train that will take you all over the boardwalk, a ferris wheel, carousel and a roller coaster called the Boardwalk Bullet.

The Boardwalk Bullet Roller Coaster and most of the other Kemah Boardwalk rides were totally destroyed by the storm surge from Hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008.

All the rides have been repaired and are back operating, except for the Observation Tower, which is still being worked on. The Crazy Submarine ride did not return. But two new rides have been added, one called Wipeout, the other a 140 foot tower drop.

The Landry's restaurants on the Kemah Boardwalk include The Pizza Oven, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Babin's Seafood House, Aquarium Restaurant, Chart House, Joe's Crab Shack, Cadillac Bar, Red Sushi and The Flying Dutchman.

Joe's Boardwalk Beast is a 140 passenger, 70 foot, open deck speed boat that takes you out on Galveston Bay on a wet and wild 25 minute boat float that goes up to 40 mph and makes high speed turns that will get you wet.

Kemah Boardwalk Ferris Wheel The rides are priced individually per ride. There is an unlimited ride option also available, such as what is used at Six Flags Over Texas. There are many midway type games along the boardwalk.

The Kemah Boardwalk rides are pretty much standard carnival fair. The Boardwalk Bullet is a wooden roller coaster, 3,236 feet long and 96 feet tall at its highest. It is the most compact wooden roller coaster in the world.

When it gets back operational again, the Boardwalk Tower is a rising observation deck that lifts you up for a good view of the surrounding area.

Pharaoh's Fury is a swinging ship ride. The Red Baron is a little airplane. The Inverter flips you upside down. The Balloon Wheel is a little Ferris wheel. On the Aviator you use a rudder to swing your airplane in and out as it flies in a circle. The Kemah Railroad is the aforementioned miniature train that takes you all over Kemah Boardwalk.

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