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“LOVED this tour!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of USS LST Ship Memorial

USS LST Ship Memorial
840 LST Drive, Evansville, IN
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Evansville
Type: Ships
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“LOVED this tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My son and husband went to the USS LST tour and absolutely LOVED it. They learned so much, even after reading about it online. They came back from the tour super excited to fill me in on everything and show me the pictures. We went back the next day to buy a t-shirt so my husband can proudly display his visit.

Visited April 2014
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EVANSVILLE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“History At It's Finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This Landing Ship Tank (LST) is not to be missed. It is the only remaining ship of it's kind and it still functions. The crew takes the ship to different ports every year in late August or early September so other areas get a chance to tour it. Evansville is lucky to have LST 325 permanently docked here.

Visited February 2014
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Columbia City, Indiana
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“nice naval historical piece”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very nicely presented and friendly people working there. It's not every day one can see a big naval ship in Indiana! A little pricey to tour so large families might want to consider that, but would be a fun place to take your little navy fan, or for those wanting to reminisce.

Visited June 2013
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Tennessee
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“This is an excellent piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Evansville used to build ships long ago, and I think this is one of them or one similar to the ones they built. This is a great tour where you get to know what went on and an explanation of the different equipment, not just a look-see and "Oh I wonder what this is." Very knowledgable people running the tour.

Visited May 2013
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ohio
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“Embrace a Piece of living History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We loved it! It was everything I'd hoped to see feel and experience. This is coming from a guy who enjoys military history. It is a very special ship with a very dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer staff. If you understand what you're seeing you will truly appreciate it.
That being said, do a little homework before you go to better understand. It is a WWII ship, there are no museum interactive games, no 3D effects, no IMAX cinematography. This is the real deal, cold hard steel. Absolutely no place for little kids, they wont get it and may distract from those who do.
The guide told of stories of the WWII sailors who have visited, shared their stories, and walked it's decks again. The photos and the shell holes put it all in perspective. There are many men who left this ship never to come back home. You can take this as a museum or as a memorial, I believe that they've accomplished both. Well worth the trip for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of this bit of Military history

Visited December 2013
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