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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So this is an old ship that is stuck in the mud next to a big river. That alone is weird because a ship is built to be on the water not near the water. I suspect it has hole in it and may sink. The bigger problem is that it is loaded with human feces. I'm not sure if... More 

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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 1 week 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Jacob L
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 75 kids from 3 -21. They had a wonderful tour and hands on experience. The ship is expertly maintained and the museum had some fun artifacts. A great walk to the Hilton along the river.

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Thank Kristie B
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least once a year, they allow a children's group to spend an evening on the USS Kidd. What fun that must be for them. As for the rest of us, it doesn't cost much and well worth it. I was there on a Sunday as Baton Rouge is mostly shut down Sunday's, probably as a result of Saturday night... More 

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Pharr, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great self-guided tour so you go at your own pace. A little disappointed that the Bridge was not accessible, but all in all a very excellent boat to tour. Background music from the era, ship sounds, whistles, bells, battle stations.

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