We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Historic warship” 5 of 5 stars
Review of USS LST 393

USS LST 393
560 Mart Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 730-1477
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Muskegon
Type: Historic Sites
Attraction Details
New York City
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Historic warship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

visited the LST after Independence Day. Remarkable boat, very interesting history.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

37 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    12
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
West Unity, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A unique piece of history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This site is for those interested in military history. Very interesting.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grayslake, Illinois
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Military History Alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

If you enjoy exploring on your own, climbing narrow and steep stairwells, the smell of old metal and diesel fuel, and touching history; this adventure is for you. When our military once worked, slept, prepared and prayed for their lives on board this massive ship, they may have never imagined that some day it would be resting in the waters of Lake Michigan with families crawling over it and exploring its many rooms. I suspect they would have been pleased. Check out the engine room and just imagine the heat and noise. Venture to the pilot house and look at all the equipment and guages. Almost nothing is off limits here. Although children will love exploring, my 11 year old daughter thought it was cool but some below deck spaces were a bit claustrophobic for her. My teen son loved it, it was his third time and my father in law enjoyed the numerous military hardware displays as well as the massive engines, gears and cable. It was fun trying to figure out how things worked. If you like this site, also make sure to check out USS Silversides submarine nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wyoming, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“USS LST 393 interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Interesting museum on an actual military boat. I found it very interesting with all the historical memorabilia and actually walking through the ship - all the levels.

Visited August 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
North Muskegon, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pretty Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you are into either cool views, big boats or military history, then you should check out the LST. I actually live in the area and have passed the boat a hundred times without ever checking it out. I went to a wedding on the main deck last year and was shocked at how cool the boat is. The inside is a war museum and the outside deck has a great view of Muskegon lake. It's historically significant as well. Apparently, it was one of the ships used to transport tanks to the French Coast during the D day Invasion. Just ask the fellows that volunteer to run the tours, they tell you all about it.

Visited July 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed USS LST 393 also viewed

 
Muskegon, Muskegon County
 

Been to USS LST 393? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage USS LST 393, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added USS LST 393 to your Saves list