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Battleship Cove

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Address: 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721-1540
Phone Number: (508) 678-1100
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Been here many times!

This place gets better the older I get. When I was young I would pretend I was at war and play with the AA guns. As an adult....oh wow! So much of this is lost on children but is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place gets better the older I get. When I was young I would pretend I was at war and play with the AA guns. As an adult....oh wow! So much of this is lost on children but is so vital to opening the doors of their minds to want to learn more about history as a whole. This place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped here as part of a tour. Very informative and hands on. You obtain a real perspective of how life was as living on a battleship. Touching memorial tribute to those who gave so much for our freedom. Only had an hour buy am sure with a bit more time would have come back with more.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There have been some recent reviews that criticize this attraction because it is getting run down, and yes this is not as fancy as a National Park, I say if you have any interest in military history, you need to visit these boats. To get onto and into classic naval vessels is not something that happens everyday, do when you... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Maybe I'm hyper-critical because I'm retired Navy, but I've been to other Navy museum ships and this one is pretty shabby by comparison to USS Midway in San Diego and USS Turner Joy in Bremerton. Nonetheless, you get a first hand look at what life was like aboard a couple of WWII warships. Cramped spaces. Hammocks to sleep in. Narrow... More 

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Huntersville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The actual artifacts seen here are awesome but I feel the need for care is obvious. The folks taking care of these ships appear overwhelmed with their care. Rust and the deteriorating condition of these great ships is obvious. The submarine is the best exhibit but the rarest are the PT boats. It is not cheap at $17 but worth... More 

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Midwest USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a rainy day on our way from the Cape to NYC but this was on our let's stop and see list. With all of the road construction and how it wound around all over the place we found navigating in Fall River to be a hot mess! Signs gave the exit for water attractions, but it took us... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Try and get there early if you can (best when it quiet). Lots of things to see. Take a self guided tour through the various helicopters, boats, ships and submarines. Vey impressive and provides a great insight into what those guys went through during the war. Well worth a visit. Nice give shop on entry and exit.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

we spent there a few hours. it was better then expected. there are three ships and one submarine. else you have also a muskito boat ! the inside of the boat is a big museum which is interesting. you walk through the whole boat.

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Marshfield MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was a wam day but a good breeze and low humidity when we visited. As It was a special anniversary, Battleship Cove was admitted all veteran free of charge. Shuttle buses were provided which were excellent. It was well staffed and the hands on as well as visual memriablital caused us to fail to recognize we were well past... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great experience boarding 3 ships and learning about them. There are many twists and turns inside the ships, so make sure you don't miss them. Lots of narrow steep stairways though.

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