In 1965, the Flagship Hotel, then the only hotel in the nation built entirely over the water, opened on the site, but was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
In 2012, the Pleasure Pier reopened as a nostalgically-themed amusement park — representing a return to glory for the Pier.
This cam pans about 120 degrees from the fever trees just to the left of the hippo pool all the way upriver to “Basking Beach.” The view overlaps with that of the African River Wildlife Camera, but with a lower angle.
African Animal Facts Africa is home to some of the most diverse wildlife on Earth; there are more than one million species of animals on this continent of 11 million square miles.
For decades, the historic Pleasure Pier served as a tourism catalyst for Galveston's Seawall Boulevard and the Texas Gulf Coast.