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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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“world war”(25 reviews)
Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.Battleship TEXAS was...more
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3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
+1 281-479-2431
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Over a century old, the world's only surviving WW1 dreadnought battleship, and a veteran of WW2 as well, the USS Texas is a must-visit for anyone visiting Houston with an interest in military (and especially naval) history. Allow 2-3 hours for a thorough self-guiding visit,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Battleship Texas is the only remaining dreadnought style Battleship in the World. The 107 year old veteran of both World Wars is worth trip to see. Especially now that her engine rooms are again opened to the public. The engines themselves are a National...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Josh S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was so interesting and well worth the visit. It is the only war ship still around the was in both wars - 1 & 2. You could go all over the ship and it was true to the days they were on it. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gail S
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a must tour if you are in the area. the history of the ship is readily available, and an inspiring narrative. for my part i will just say that the magnificence of the dreadnought is incredible. the sheer magnitude, and impressiveness of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thefogman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some spare time between lunch and my flight home during a recent business trip to the area, so I looked for something to do, and found the Battleship Texas! I am a history buff, my dad is a Navy vet, so I figured...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GaryvM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to USS Texas. Launched in 1914, she served in both World Wars and was decommissioned after WW2. She has been at her present home since 1948. Parking is free and entry is $12 for adults. Vets are free. The experience is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the USS Texas. Admission was $12 and a substantial portion of the ship was accessible to visitors, including the two decks below the main deck, and a fair amount of the superstructure. The engine room two decks below the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vacationmanic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely an interesting way to spend the afternoon, and would probably be fun for children. Exploring the ship cost 12$ for an adult, and was worth its price. The ship was very interesting, you could go below deck as well as above, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alisiyag2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Texas for the holidays, we took time to see The Battleship. We were impressed at how much access tourist actually have on the ship. It was a great place to take a bunch of young boys. They tired themselves out, running, climbing, exploring,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chrissystewart1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The USS Texas is a great historical vessel, and something everyone with interest in maritime history should visit. Unfortunately, it is in constant need of preservation assistance, so be sure to contribute to preserving this amazing artifact from our past.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jennifer M
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Leona_running | Reviewed this property |
Yes.you can walk around but no access to the ship
April 7, 2017|
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Response from linbarg | Reviewed this property |
Google says 25.5 miles, 30 minutes.
November 7, 2016|
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Response from restasured8 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the park at (281) 479-2431. They would be better able to answer the question. They did and may still have an overnight, sleep on the ship tour. I know there were scout troops that could book that. Not sure... More
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Esther K
Dunedin, New Zealand
Recommendations for 2 day stay (11 Replies)
Hi there, My fiance and I will be travelling from New Zealand to the US next March-April for our honeymoon and we will be flying into Houston first and will just be a quick visit (~48 hours). We are so excited that Texas will be our first experience in the US (will be going to San Antonio for a couple days after Houston)!! We have done some research and we're thinking we will visit: -Space Centre -Zoo or aquarium -Battleship Texas State Historic site And just generally walk around...More
October 08, 2017|
Response fromjsthouston|
Will you be renting a car? I ask because the distances between some of the sites you mentioned, particularly the battleship and NASA, are sizeable. From downtown to either of those sites is more than a thirty minute drive, and that is if you do not have traffic. I should also ask if your time in Houston will be on a weekend or week day. Downtown Houston does not have a lot to do for tourist during the work week but is well located for visiting your selected sites and is more of a place of...More