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USS LST Ship Memorial

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Address: 840 Lst Dr, Evansville, IN 47713-3108
Phone Number: 18124358678
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The USS LST Ship Memorial is the last fully operational WWII Landing Ship,...

The USS LST Ship Memorial is the last fully operational WWII Landing Ship, Tank in the United States, and is dedicated to these very important ships and the men who served on them. The USS LST 325 was one of the over 200 that participated in the Normandy Landings. Tours of the ship are guided as the ship is fully operational, and run on the hour with the last tour going on ship at 3:00 PM.

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Living History! Only historic Navy ship memorial that is mobile. WWII veteran.

The pride of Evansville, IN LST 325 is the only Navy monument capable of independent movement. LST 325 is a faithful restoration of a working "workhorse of the sea" that carried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Evansville, Indiana, USA
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Evansville, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pride of Evansville, IN LST 325 is the only Navy monument capable of independent movement. LST 325 is a faithful restoration of a working "workhorse of the sea" that carried US soldiers and Marines to war during WWII and Korea. The Memorial is also a tribute to the city's contribution to the war effort which saw 167 LSTs and... More 

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Murray, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprised our 10 yr old history loving son with this tour. Very interesting. Tour guide had a lot of interesting facts and knowledge.

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georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the LST on the Ohio River near Evansville while on a road trip. We are interested in history and decided to take a tour. Volunteers conduct these tours so don't expect them to start right on time. Our tour lasted about an hour with a very informed guide. Be aware that there are some steep steps to climb... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, along with her mother, visited the LST-325 on a hot day in August. First lesson learned was that it is hot inside, and hydration is essential. Second lesson was that those with mobility concerns, or difficulty with stairs, will find this vessel a potentially-prohibitive challenge Now, why visit ...because it is (at least in our eyes)... More 

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Evansville IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last sea-worthy LST in existence. If you are a history or WWII buff, you have to see this. They usually make a summer voyage up or down the Ohio, sometimes further, stopping at various cites. On these trips, people wait for hours to take the guided tour. Come to Evansville and you won't have to wait more than a... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Landing Ship Tanks were a valuable vessel used in WW2 & were heavily relied on with the D-Day landings & the retaking of islands in the Pacific. Many were built in shipyards along the Ohio River. This ship is one of the few remaining; she was acquired from the Greek Navy & bought back to America to be restored. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not take a tour as it was a hot day but stopped by the gift shop and looked in awe at the piece of history.

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Clay, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very interesting and lots of history on this old ship. If you are in the area you should definitely stop by and take the tour. My grandfather helped build these ships so it was even more special to me.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

A working LST! The tour guides love this boat! They are veterans and volunteers that bring history to life. Stepping aboard helps bring the sacrifice of American soldiers home to the average Americans heart! A must do!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

For some reason, when we were traveling to Evansville, I remembered my Grandfather saying that there was a ship there just like his in WWII. So...I went to tripadvisor and bingo! We decided to go and am VERY glad we did. Looking at the gift shop and the memorabilia was fantastic. They weren't busy that Saturday so we had our... More 

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