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USS Kidd

305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
225 342 1942
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Ships, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Ships, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

we personally did not go on the ship but 7 of our friends did had a good time lots on history and neat old ship

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chioggia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Even if you are not into military memorabilia you will sure appreciate the visit thanks to the cackling radio station playing on board with the music they listened back in those days. The pictures on the working stations, the pin-ups girls, the old underwood typewriters will take you back in time, giving you a more in deep glimpse of what... More 

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livin42day
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This destroyer represents World War II and is one of the last built between 1942 & 1944. It was one of the first who developed self propelled torpedoes. The tour was laid out in a numbered sequence that allowed you to follow the path from stern to stem to stern without missing anything on the ship. The museum was very... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is fun and interesting for the kids. They like to sit on the old gun chairs and visit the bunkers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Go and have a some history Great place to go with the family Staff is great. Don't forget the museum..

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I always like to tour Navy ships when possible. We took the grandkids on this one. I can only imagine how horrible it was back then to be stationed on this ship. It's extremely small for Navy standards and I don't think it ever had air conditioning. Not a place I'd want to be on the rough seas.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The USS KIDD (DD-661) was my first ship in a 30+ year love affair with the Navy.I recently visited it in it's new home at Baton Rouge, La. With my wife. It was great to relive some of my most memorable times of a very long time ago. As I was busy telling my wife about my living conditions, where... More 

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Murrieta, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our group of 60 former shipmates of the USS Maddox toured this ship in Sept. 2014. We enjoyed the Vets Memorial wall, the location, gift shop, and all the displays.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This display is 90% functional. With a bit of work this ship could sail again which is unusual for a static display. Looking in the cook's galley, one could almost picture the crew at work with pots and pans still in the galley. Access is all over the ship and below decks. Groups can sleep aboard the USS Kidd for... More 

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Olrando
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This vessel is a must see if you're in Baton Rouge. It can take a couple of hours to go through the museum and the ship. It is in excellent shape, extremely well preserved. The guides were very knowledgeable and help you to understand what it was like to live and fight on World War I I destroyer. Also, it... More 

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