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Battleship Cove

5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721-1540
(508) 678-1100
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Fall River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Wilton, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Battleship Cove is a really interesting place to visit - probably the best tourist attraction in the area. The ships are vintage World War II and very well preserved. You can walk around and inside of them, and there are lots of signs explaining what you are looking at. A great place to spend 60-90 minutes - especially with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great stop down on the river, completely self-guided tours of three ships, a sub, and some walk-arounds of some torpedo boats. We spent about three hours since we had to get to our next destination, and it was enough time to get through everything except the Massachusetts, which has a lot of little exhibits that we could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a really nice place with three ships and a submarine. There are more boats. The boats are full of artifacts and it's really nice to cross the little heavy doors to find a new room with history. I recommend this place to families, kids are going to love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After the initial PT exhibit we spent the rest of our time on the USS Massachusetts. There is so much to experience that ideally we should have started in the morning, taken a lunch break and returned for an additional round. There are a number of videos, well done, that alone could take up a lot of time. We were... More

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Gaithersburg, MD
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23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There are several places in the country where you can visit decommissioned US Naval warships - and this is one of the best. From PT-Boats to a battleship, there is quite a bit to see. Much of the rehab work is handled by volunteers - mostly from various military service organizations. There is a gift shop, and in season a... More

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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited the East Coast during our spring vacation and part of that visit was to see places from out family history as well as from American history. Since my grandparents stayed in Fall River before moving to California, we included it as part of our itinerary. My husband and son were looking forward to being bored during the stop.... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Its the USS Massachusetts what more can I say!! Its a cool piece of American History that you can walk and check out from the guns to the cabins to the bridge!! Just a very informative tour!! Also they have a sub and a couple of Bring your camera for some great shots of the entire cove!! and Then afterwards... More

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had not been to Battleship Cove since I was in my Teens. What an impressive history museum with all the ships they now have. Plus helocopters from the Vietnam era. We took our great nephew who is 4 yrs old. Because he was curious after seeing the USS Massachusetts while we were driving over the Braga bridge. He really... More

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Even though I had been here a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised by how meaningful it was to me. I thought 2-3 hours would be fine but we could have spent the entire day. I especially enjoyed the destroyer because my late grandfather also served on one in WWII. The Medal of Honor video was moving and thought-provoking.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I, and our three kids, ages, 6, 2 and 2, visited Battleship Cove on a Sunday in September, we had such a fun day! We really enjoyed exploring the ships, you can pretty much see everything and go everywhere, in fact I was amazed at some of the steep ladders, some without handrails, that we were allowed... More

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