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USS LST Ship Memorial

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Address: 840 LST Drive, Evansville, IN
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A MUST SEE IF IN EVANSVILLE

A very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot about this very special WWII ship! Only one of its kind in the US that is still in working order and travels to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Richmond, Indiana
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Richmond, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot about this very special WWII ship! Only one of its kind in the US that is still in working order and travels to various destinations. Evansville is its home dock.

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Evansville, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A good place to see with family and friends, the Ship is interesting to look at and see how some men fought for our Country. Have a great time.

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e'ville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

So many times, things in museums are not to be touched. Not so with the LST. My grandson, 8, was wide-eyed with wonder as he toured the ship. To my total surprise, the tour guide noticed his intense interest and asked him if he'd like to try on the head set....would he like to touch and pick up the ammunition.... More 

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Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This fully operational attraction is a testimony to the dedication of countless volunteers. Largely restored, the 70 year-old vessel is the centerpiece of a focused effort to convey the wartime experience of those who built, crewed and were transported by her. The history of this particular boat is well documented. While many such floating relics frequently become the dumping place... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We learned so much about WW2 and even though we are elderly, we found out things we did not know. The stairs were a little hard to do, but it was well worth the effort.

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Evansville, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My dad was on an LST so loved having one in Evansville. It is wonderful for young and old to see what living situation (especially compared with newer Naval ships) was like and hear some of the amazing history.

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Evansville, Indiana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great experience especially with your children. Ask one of the friendly guides to take you around. Often they have served on an LST. This is a great experience to see the inside of a warship like those made on the Evansville riverfront during WWII.

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Brazil, IN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The volunteers really enhance the experience. They were very knowledgeable about the ship and WWII in general. The fact that LST ships were built in Evansville makes it even more interesting. I knew about LSTs and their role in the war but I was surprised at how large the ship was when we toured it.

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Huntsville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I toured the LST. My Uncle was on a LST during WWII. It is a part of our history, they were built here. Many of us had family that worked here during the war. My Mother and her sister all worked here My Mother worked where they made bullets. Aunts worked where they made airplanes. I'm very... More 

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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very historic. Learned a lot about the manufacturing of the vessel and it's importance in the war. I was amazed how big the ship is and it's valuable assistance in the war efforts. It was a great lesson in history.

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