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USS Orleck

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Had a fabulous tour guide, I truly enjoy visiting these decommissioned ships, with such wonderful... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
tyoung78941
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Flatonia, Texas
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this piece of American history. It certainly gave us a greater... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Anita H
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Had a fabulous tour guide, I truly enjoy visiting these decommissioned ships, with such wonderful history. My great great grandfather served in the Civil War, my grandfather was an instructor pilot during World War I and my father served on the USS Makassar Strait during...More

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Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting the USS ORLECK. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for recommending us to others. I will pass along your kind words to your tour guide. We are volunteers and very much appreciate feedback from...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this piece of American history. It certainly gave us a greater appreciation of how our sailors lived and worked during their tour of duty on this ship. The highlight of our time here was the fact that a veteran...More

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Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thanks for your visit and your very kind words. We have former ORLECK sailors and sailors from other ships who visit and you just never know who you will run into when visiting. It is always a treat to meet folks who served aboard the...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

What an experience! I could not imagine the self sacrifice, courage, & fortitude of those that served on this vessel. Very real experience touring around this piece of history. The ship itself is in need of a cash influx as it is in an obvious...More

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Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and can use lots of financial and in-kind support. We are all volunteers who very much enjoy what we do in sharing the history of the ship and the sailors who served aboard...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Very cool ship! Needs repairs, but to learn about what this ship survived, both in wartime and down time, and how daily life ran while aboard the ship was very interesting! Real piece of history- makes learning enjoyable!

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Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thanks so very much for your visit and wonderful comments. Yes, we are a "work-in-progress" where visitors can "touch history and feel the spirit of our Nation".

Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path but well worth the visit. Had an amazing experience with my partner and the veteran directors. I was intrigued from the start of the tour to the very end. I would even tour again as my experience was so pleasant and...More

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Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Kaytia Thank you for your very positive review. We are staffed by volunteers who are passionate about what the do and very much appreciate you kind words. We hope you can visit again. Best Regards Ron W Executive Director

Reviewed November 5, 2017

I have not taken an official tour of the ship...yet. I am going late in November 2017 and I'll write a review of the historical tour. This review is for their Carnival of Screams that they offer in October. First: I have read other reviewers...More

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Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Tiffany Thanks for the great comments. Haunted Ship is always a lot of funs for both the volunteers and our visitors. Yes, the odor in the ship is basically the same in all these old ships and it brings back memories to the sailors who...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 took a tour. We have a 9, 7, and 3 year old. My 9 year old has made it his mission to tour the USS sites. This was his first destroyer. The volunteers are working hard to restore it to its...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

A must for warship buffs! Ship is in good but not great shape. A little underfunded, could use some love for a permanent home for the ship and exhibits. Managed to get a sneak tour of the engine room, it was great! It's off the...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

It's a little difficult to find but worth a visit. The young guides/interns are pretty knowledgeable and honest about what they don't know. You can visit pretty much everything except the engine and boiler rooms. It is an interesting ship since the hull is WWII...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Great ship and a museum that is up and coming. Good ship to see the technology of WWII and the cold war era cross. They have Lazer Tag as well.

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