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USS LST Ship Memorial

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Address: 840 LST Drive, Evansville, IN
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The guide gave a great tour of ship, filled with history. It was interesting which is why I went on it twice

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The guide gave a great tour of ship, filled with history. It was interesting which is why I went on it twice

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Hobart, Indiana
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This boat is amazing in the fact it's been maintained, restored and actually RUNS, yes sails! This thing is huge, and holds over 20 LARGE vehicles in it's lower cargo hold (tanks, jeeps, etc.) plus several up on deck. The guides are male volunteers, some vets. It's $10 and well worth it. Small gift shop inside check in and then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I do not know how to rate, it closed when I got there. It closed at 4, if you need to see around, you'd probably arrive before 3, it's the last tour begins.

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Columbus, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You wouldn't normally think for Evansville as a big shipbuilding center, but during WWII it produced scores of LST landing craft to support allied amphibious landings around the globe. It's fitting therefore that the LST memorial is based here. LST-325 participated in the Normandy landings and has the bullet holes to prove it. For a nominal fee, you get a... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Some interesting stories from a few of the original crew membes.. A lot of hard work goes into maintaining the ship. Better than a museum. Was very pleased.

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Richmond, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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65 helpful votes 65 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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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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