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USS Massachusetts (Big Mamie)

Fall River, MA
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Fall River
Type: Ships, Cultural
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Type: Ships, Cultural
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Philadelphia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you can climb around, get up into the big 16 inchers turret. Smells like oil and diesel, brings back memories.

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Arnside, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a superbly curated attraction. Unlike many modern museums ie Imperial War Museum North (Manchester, England) it has not been dumbed down to cater for bored teenagers. The explanations are adult, informative and stimulating. I'd never been on a battleship before (and I'm pretty old) and I learned so much. The screen presentations of veterans explaining their time on... More 

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Somerset, ma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

I live in the area and have visited and enjoyed it numerous times. Other attractions include the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, a WWII USN submarine, an actual Russian small missile ship and a number of shore displays.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What an honor to tour such an important ship in our naval history. you can go from top to bottom and see how the men lived and worked on this ship.

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Lady Lake, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This ship is of course the favorite to see, based on the sheer size and her history at sea. there is a museum on board and also food and drink for purchase.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was a great attraction and educational as well. Took our grandson and he loved it. I did not tell him where we were going and when we drove up and he saw the ships his eyes opened wide. I had told him this was a surprise for his Easter present. When we got out of the car he said... More 

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Ticonderoga, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great location, easy to find. The staff was friendly. Bring good shoes there are lots of ladders and stairs to climb while touring the ships.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very cool being on a battleship or inside a submarine. The kids can run around and sit on every cot, seat, gunner's seat, etc. The displays are ok, a bit outdated and tired, but neat to look at. Just watch your head!

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Garrison, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I spent the day at Battleship Cove. There was so much to do and see going through these vessels. Well worth the visit if you are able to climb down the stairs. We absolutely loved the exercise as well as the many floors and multiple rooms. Thank you to our military!

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