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USS Kidd

305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
225 342 1942
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, History Museums, Museums
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A trip back in history on the WWII destroyer was excellent. They also have a wonderful museum. The 1st Sunday of every month is free so we lucked out there.

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Old Monroe, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was well worth the money. $8 pp for uss kidd and museum. We showed up at 9am when it opened and basically had the ship to ourselves. Amazing the amount of restoration that had to occur. You can even spend the night if you want. Very educational and really cool. About 20 minutes from Denham Springs KOA.

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Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Camped with scouts and glad I'm 5'4"-beds are short. Showers could repainted to be nicer. Great way to wake up. All hands on deck wake and rise

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Old ships are always great to explore. This one may not be on a grand display, but she did her time honorary and deserves the utmost respect. It was an honor to be welcomed on this ship and I do hope that many many more tourists visit her in order to keep up with the grounds/repair (financially). Very historical and... More

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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was in BR for work and got done a little early so figured I would take a ride downtown. First thing I liked was the free parking right outside the Museum for visitors only. From there walk into the gift shop and purchase your ticket. Walk to the ship which you need to board from the second floo however... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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