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USS Kidd

305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
225 342 1942
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, History Museums, Museums
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to take the kids. The fella's on there are awesome history teachers. I took my god child and he has a short attention span.. Kept his attention the whole tour. Also places to go eat right there on the levey after you complete the tour.

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Harleton, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There was so much to see on this ship. The self guided tour really gave you an insight as to how these soldiers lived. The barracks were hot, but really neat nonetheless. The whole toilet and shower area was pretty gross, but still really cool! I loved the whole tour of the ship. The museum was really neat too, tall... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family and I went downtown to enjoy the notorious uss kidd. After getting there the worst possible thing came about. The ship shuts down at five. The faithful family and I walked around the outside and enjoyed the outside as much as we could. Really hope we can return.

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South Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It was extremely hot onboard the ship, but it was still very insightful. The museum had many wonderful exhibits. Very educational.

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Greenville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This adventure was okay. I guess I was expecting to see and learn more than I did. It gives a great picture of how ship life was for soldiers' during that era. It was just too hot in the ship to actually enjoy all that it had to offer.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On the return leg of our family vacation. Our main reason for coming to Baton Rouge was to see the USS Kidd. Very interesting, the museum is full of displays from different people that have spent time in the military along with information on RADM I. C. Kidd. Would recommend for friends and family to come see. When in the... More

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Nederland, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We made an unexpected stop to see the USS Kidd. So glad we did!!! It was a great stopping place and it was so nice for the kids to see a bit of history floating on the Mighty Mississippi!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great to see what it would have been like to serve on a Battleship. Son loved seeing all the accommodations of how servicemen lived and all the equipment and big artillery. The Museum is great too. Lots of model ships to see. This was our second visit.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Going to see the USS Kidd was outstanding for the young kids to learn about World War II. They got an opportunity to tour the ship and play with all the guns on the deck. My family has been going to the US this kid since 1985 and it's always been a great experience

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The museum was fantastic for the kids! A big paddle boat wheel, cannons in an Ironsides mock up! The actual USS Kidd was a little nerve wracking trying to wrangle two 4 year olds & a 1 year old but we managed! It was a great visit.

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