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USS Kidd

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Address: 305 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6220
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+1 225-342-1942
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9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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This is a WWII destroyer. A small but fast warship mainly used for submarine hunting. Nice self guided tour of just about the entire ship. Lots of helpful and knowledgable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a WWII destroyer. A small but fast warship mainly used for submarine hunting. Nice self guided tour of just about the entire ship. Lots of helpful and knowledgable "sailors" on board to answer your questions. Nice attraction on the Mississippi River.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Baton Rouge, take the time to check out the museum and the Kidd. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and all employees in the museum helpful. If you use a cane or walker some of the tour of the boat won't be accessible to you, but the deck by itself is also interesting.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn about the history of this ship. Learn about the history of this part of the war. This is one of the most authentically restored WWII ships in the country. The other displays are very interesting as well. Recommend this visit to all those who are interested in a story of our heritage.

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West Point
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main reason I visited Baton Rouge is the museum ship USS Kidd. I am a bit of a Naval History buff, and having quite a few museum ships in driving distance was a plus. The parking was a bit tricky, but accessible to the museum. The first stop is the interior museum itself, where you can purchase tickets and... More 

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Camp Hill, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a warship, not a luxury cruiser. The ladders are steep, the passages narrow, the headways low and the deck can be slippery when wet. In short, this is the real deal. The ship is well restored and staged, right down to the soundtrack on the ship PA system. The tour is self-guided (I saw only one docent) so... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Self guided tour. Steep ladder style stairs and tight areas, so you must be very able bodied to tour. It makes a wonderful history adventure.

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Thank Spicy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

This is a WWII and Korean War ear destroyer. There is a nominal charge to get on board but you have free access to any open area (which was most of the ship) It's a self guided tour so you can stay as little or long as you like. Great piece of history!

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Thank James D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We really liked this visit these old ships have so much history. You can feel the ghost of sailors and marines who served on her with such pride. Recommend you make this part of your visit to Baton Rouge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Very educational visit! Never, would I imagine visiting a ship is USN history, but I'm so glad I did! We were looking for things to do in Baton Rouge, and boy did we find something. You go through a self guided tour, with a map that gives you brief descriptions of each area. You're able to see what life is... More 

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Central Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The USS Kidd is a look back into the past and a visit here is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of our WWII patriots. Close to 40 Navy men died on this ship as the result of a Japanese kamikaze shelling, and taking a self-guided tour of the ship gives a small glimpse of the cramped quarters and... More 

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