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USS Kidd

Address: 305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
Phone Number: 225 342 1942
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Ranked #4 of 72 things to do in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ships, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The USS Kidd is a wonderful place to take children. There is history and there is the Mississippi River to enjoy. The museum is furnishes good information and tours of the Kidd are a treat for children.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It does not take long once you enter the lower decks to understand why sailors nick named Destroyers Tin Cans. If you have a problem with small spaces this might not be for you. Probably the only thing worse would be a tour of a WW II era submarine. It is well worth the tour to get an appreciation for... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The USA Kidd is a must see for those fascinated by war history. It is amazing to walk around the ship and see everything from the guns, navigation areas, nurse station, living quarters, etc. Clean and well kept.

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Plantation FL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice stop for a couple of hours to visit a WWII destroyer and honor those who served .Staff on board was very helpful and informative and friendly.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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344 reviews 344 reviews
15 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

On our second day in Baton Rouge, after eating a little hotel breakfast, we headed to downtown Baton Rouge. Our first stop was the Louisiana’s Old State Capitol which was described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi." The literature further states that “this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass dome, an impressive spiral... More 

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Haughton, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The museum is terrific in itself but the KIDD adds a higher demension. The self guided tours are well mapped out and easy to follow. I'm a Navy vet and was stationed on a WWII era ship. This museum allowed me to give my son a look at shipboard life.

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Prairieville, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good experience for folks to learn what military members did and how they lived to secure our freedoms!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour throughout the ship. The kids enjoyed climbing the stairs and being able to use a restroom on the actual ship... we loved it

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Lake Jackson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been here multiple times over the course of 10 years. The KIDD is still a cool place, especially for kids. Sit in a gunners seat, go up and down the tiny vertical staircases. See sleeping quarters and other rooms. Very fun.

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Atchison, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I really enjoyed the museum and the tour of this ship. Watch you head if you are tall (6'3"), as I bumped my head a few time on the hatches. It was really interesting, and I would highly recommend.

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