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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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I explicitly went to Battleship Cove to see the USS Massachusetts. I had been to the USS Alabama a couple of years ago and was expecting a similar experience. The battleship is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Lodi, California
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Lodi, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I explicitly went to Battleship Cove to see the USS Massachusetts. I had been to the USS Alabama a couple of years ago and was expecting a similar experience. The battleship is not well maintained. A docent explained that the cold climate required that the ship be heated all year which was taking a lot of money. As a result... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went to this attraction off season and still had a blast. My husband is a big military history buff so I took him here for his birthday. We spent 2.5 hours there and only made it through two ships. The USS Massachusetts and the Lionfish Submarine. So plan for at least 4 hours if your a placard reader! The... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My family and I came here to see the different ships which included the USS Massachusetts, USS Lionfish and the USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr to name a few. The kids enjoyed touring the different ships and seeing firsthand how they are run. My husband and I enjoyed reading the information and explaining in further detail what life would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

For years, I wanted to get here and I finally didi. I have been on a battleship before, but to have a collection of different ships here is even better. PT Boats, a submarine, a destroyer and a foreign naval vessel. Now that is impressive. This is a self-guided tour that is full of various displays and video presentations. As... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The main attraction is the USS Massachusetts, which you could spent two hours on, alone. Don't ignore the other exhibits though, as they are all fascinating and illustrate the wide variety of vessels to be found in any mid 20th century navy. Be prepared for the many ladders and confined spaces, particularly on the submarine.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I always go to visit the USS MASSACHUSETTS (BB59) at Battleship Cove, several times when I am visiting the area. It is one of my all time favorite places, and always will be. As with last year, I was also fortunate to be visiting again this year at the same time as "Battleship Brewfest". This is an annual fundraiser in... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Check out their website for finer info. However if you watched the movie "Battleship" or Wind talkers or any of the WWll movies with the BB's here's your chance to feel and see the real thing. Stand on the Bow like in Titanic, Look out the bridge windows over the 6, 16 inchers. Unguided tour in November. Climb in the... More 

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MA
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Battleship Massachusetts, a submarine, PT boats, the Kennedy, LST...and more. You get to clamber up and down the steep, narrow stairs, unguided. These are the real things. Some sections have been renovated and show historical artifacts. The rest is just as the sailors left them. The addition of audio and video snippets adds value to the experience. Climb all the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family and I were amazed when we pulled up to the docks. The ships were massive! My kids were instantly excited. There was also a submarine and 2 helicopters. It was more exciting than I thought it would be. We went from end to end in the submarine and toured the destroyers. It was a fun couple of hours... More 

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I enjoyed the film on PT boats and learning about JFK and PT 109. I never realized the PT boats were that big. I never was on a battleship and was looking forward to touring one. The USS Massachusetts did not disappoint me. Two thousand people serving on one ship which had everything from an operating room to the brig... More 

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