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USS Kidd

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Address: 305 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6220
Phone Number:
+1 225-342-1942
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10:00 am - 4:00 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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The Ship

The USS Kid is fun to tour, especially for children . It is very well maintained and a must to see .

Reviewed 3 days ago
JiJi J
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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94 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The USS Kid is fun to tour, especially for children . It is very well maintained and a must to see .

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Thank JiJi J
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great to tour the ship, view of the river. Seeing what the navy had to experience while living on the ship

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Thank 314jamessm
New Mexico
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting even for an old Air Force guy like me. Seeing how the sailors lived and worked really gave me an appreciation for the job they did.

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Thank Chris M
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30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS Kidd is a copy of the original ship that fought in the second world war. It is interesting to see how the soldiers lived during their time in the ship.

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Thank Amanda P
Management response:

Hi Amanda, we're glad you enjoyed your time at the USS KIDD! However, the USS KIDD you came aboard is not a copy or a replica, she is in fact the actual ship itself- the same one that fought from WWII to the Cold War - she has been restored to her 1946 specifications which is why some people think... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My nephew was recently commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps aboard the USS Kidd. After the ceremony, he told me that the ship had survived a Japanese kamikaze pilot attack off Okinawa which killed 55 sailors. A fitting memorial to those men who gave the last full measure.

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Thank gwilsonmd
Sedona, Arizona
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268 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While my wife was in town for the bowling event I viewed the USS Kidd, which was a nice experience especially since it was right across the street from her bowling. It was a nice experience and enjoyable as there were no children around.

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Thank Ed86351
Choudrant, Louisiana
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the USS Kidd. Our tour guide did a great job of explaining the history of the ship to our group. He kept our students' attention during the visit.

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Thank Jody J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good short trip during my hectic schedule. However they need to review the timings to make it open longer during evening hours instead of closing at 3 or 4 pm. USS KIDD and Museum (both on same ticket) is worth visiting.

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Thank dp_dhiren
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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720 reviews
363 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The USS Kidd is a pretty cool experience, and it's always great to climb around an old warship. However, the entire experience is geared for children. Parents encourage them to run around and scream and play, and the Kidd has childish pictures of pirates hanging on the walls. The museum is OK, but not spectacular; the best part of the... More 

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Thank AlnAbroad
Warrenton, Virginia
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352 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have taken my boys to several military ships. This was the best one we have been on. We had complete run of the ship. You could sit at the AA guns and move them around. Hop in a bed below deck. Go all over the place. The boys had a great time.

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