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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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I took my grandson and great-nephew for a visit. At first they didn't want to go, but after we got onboard the had a lot of fun. The ship is good condition and the exhibits on board are interesting. Of course the boys had fun playing on the antiaircraft guns The on shore museum was just as much fun for... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We spent a day touring the USS Kidd. Very interesting to see the rooms under the deck. Many stairs to climb and not for the claustrophobic!!

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Somewhereselse
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's good to see these old warships being restored and kept to tell history. Amazing how much you can cram into a light destroyer. No way would I have been able to make it - the enlisted crews' sleeping quarters for the average Johnny Sailor are mind boggling. Definitely a must-see for any BR tourist.

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bfleb433
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This museum is unique in that the main attraction USS Kidd is (at least at high river) floating. The geography limits the outdoor exhibit space but if you couple this museum with a trip to the D-Day Museum in NOLA you can get truly exciting outing for any history buff. This museum is worth visiting and if you are a... More

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderfully preserved ship with a very easy to follow tour. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Those with disabilities may not be able to go down below. Steep ladders.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The museum is great, I could wonder around in there for hours. We really enjoyed the self tour on the ship. Nephew was all over the place and i feel he learns a lot by visiting this great place. We visit 2 or 3 times a year absolutely love this place

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My daughter actually got to spend the night on the ship as part of a camp out with her Girl Scout Troop. It was very awesome for the girls. I thought is was excellent that the girls were given this opportunity. Wonderful place to take kids to give them a bit of historical experience.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Amazing destroyer won battle stars in world war 2, kamikaze plane flew into the side killing some of the crew ,go and see it yourselves and enjoy .

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a must see, and for all ages because the USS Kidd is berthed right on the flowing Mississippi River and you get to climb all over the ship. The ship is manned by volunteers from the original crew, even, who are happy to share stories if you would like to hear them. The lower bunk areas also have... More

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Deville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A good day with my son. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The area was safe to walk around for my five year old.

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