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USS Kidd

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Address: 305 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6220
Phone Number: 225 342 1942
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great looking ship -but closes early

I was only in Baton Rouge for one night and had hoped to arrive early enough to visit the Kidd. Sadly, due to horrendous traffic (I later discovered this wasn't unusual) on i10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BigMerk
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was only in Baton Rouge for one night and had hoped to arrive early enough to visit the Kidd. Sadly, due to horrendous traffic (I later discovered this wasn't unusual) on i10 going east, it was after 3.30pm when I arrived. I managed to park close by and walk to the ship but it was clearly closed already (and... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought guests from Nigeria to tour the USS Kidd. They were so impressed with the ship and getting to see all the inner workings of the ship. The museum was great too!

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Thank Barbara A
Plaquemine, Louisiana
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you cross the Mississippi River Bridge at Baton Rouge heading East you cam see the WWII era destroyer the USS KIDD. If your schedule permits it is certainly worth your time to visit the onshore Naval Museum and tour the ship. Your tour will make you appreciate what our servicemen experienced while serving aboard this ship from the 1940's... More 

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Thank Karen70764
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83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great attraction. Very friendly employees. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and would also alow you to explore on your own. We toured the ship as well as the building. I highly recommend touring this historic ship.

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Thank Devildog126
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This destroyer is in surprisingly good condition. ( Better than the USS Alabama in my opinion) My husband had a lot of fun seeing what buttons he could push, sitting in the gun tourets. Many of the components are still in working order - even if they are disconnected. (IE the buttons aren't painted over). The museum is very informative.

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Thank twnkultoes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This WWII ship is floating in the Mississippi River in the middle of downtown Baton Rouge. Very well maintained and you get to really experience life onboard by walking through the ship. Wear comfortable casual clothes and walking shoes.You will be climbing some stairs.

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Thank louisianaman2016
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Save about 2 hours or more to see the full museum 2 floors, gift shop, and to be able to board the ship and see the other memorial at the site. Wear comfortable shoes. Love history and the Navy

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Thank PGSChgo
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This ship is really a piece of history. You can go on the ship and walk through it. The guides are vets themselves. Once in the ship, they have it set up like it would be during war. They also have overnight stays for groups. I've never done that but does sound interesting

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Thank TDAllen24
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a WW II Destroyer fully restored. It had a kamikaze crash into it, some engine parts to prove it, and pics. Fully open self guided tour. Sometimes old crewmen from the Korean War available. The land museum has many displays and includes the largest US naval model museum. Includes amazing details of many historic ships, including the Montana... More 

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Thank VicoPlato
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great tour of a retired Navy vessel on the Mississippi River. This thing really heats up in the summer so I recommend going when it's cooler out.

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