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Address: Berth 46 at the End of Harbor / Miner St, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA
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While not well known, the ship is amazing. You can wander to your hearts content and learn a lot about the merchant marine ships. In addition there are volunteers that will give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

While not well known, the ship is amazing. You can wander to your hearts content and learn a lot about the merchant marine ships. In addition there are volunteers that will give you some insight - just ask! The ship is away from the beaten path and a bit out of the way but after an hour on it you... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent ship to visit. Learn the rich history of the Merchant Marine and the role they played, especially in WWII. Many do not know that the Merchant Marine actually had more ships sunk than the Navy during WWII with few to no survivors. We did not realize that until we took this very informative tour. Plan a day and go... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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48 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting visit. Is a learning experience. The historic value is all over the place. Is amazing if you have kids the will enjoy every momment. Is super interesting to visit all parts of the ship. After you finish there is a virtual reallity machines very good. I strongly suggest a visit. You can struggle looking for parking. The parking... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Lane Victory is the last working "Victory" ship that was utilized in World War II. It was a supply ship that ferried supplies to allies and US servicemen across the water. The difference between the Lane Victory and the Iowa is that you can tour almost the whole ship on Lane Victory whereas the Iowa is limited. It's great... More 

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Dublin, California
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After visiting the battleship Iowa some months ago I was anxious to see the nearby SS Lane Victory sitting all alone at the very end of the San Pablo gentrified waterfront. Parking is extensive and free. Access to the Lane Victory is nominal, so both free parking and inexpensive ship access was a refreshing change from the rather expensive Iowa... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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30 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is an AP2 class naval auxiliary. Commissioned near the end of WW11 and serving in Korea and Vietnam she is a great example of this duties this type of ship carried out. She is dedicated to the service of the Merchant Marine during WW11. Now operated by volunteers you do a self guided tour that is divided into three... More 

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So-Cal
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had attended the Tall Ships Festival, which happened to provide us access to both the USS Iowa and the SS Lane Victory. The Lave Victory was by far the better tour. Access to a huge portion of the ship was available including climbing down into the operational boiler room. The volunteer staff were very friendly and well informed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a self guided tour which will last about 2 hours. It is very interesting for the history buff. Watch out the they try to get your money at the gift shop and you must walk through to exist. The ship receives no outside funding for restoration. Keeping that in mind what they have accomplished is incredible!

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Whittier, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went onboard to (a) fly my US Flags onboard the ship and (B) to do a pod cast for my internet radio show. This ship us just so neat and it's stories are intriguing. Skip all the tourist places in LA and see the really special stuff . If you are a veteran this should be a mandatory stop. Permalink:... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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172 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I recently stumbled upon the SS Lane Victory and was very happy to do so. The hours were 9-4 on a recent Friday. Entrance for adults is $5 and $2 for children. Once aboard, you'll feel like you've taken a step back into time. The ship has plenty of decks to climb and halls to explore. There is also a... More 

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