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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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Tom W wrote a review Aug 2020
Katy, Texas2,533 contributions1,287 helpful votes
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The Battleship Texas is a very nice World War I battleship. It's located in La Porte off Independence Parkway. It's across the street from the San Jacinto Monument. You can see the Battleship and the park grounds in about 30 minutes. The park grounds are a war memorial. The grounds has some great Oak Trees and beautiful Crete Myrtles. Do try to stay in the shade, and it is very hot during the summer. It is worth a visit if you are in the area
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Veronica Chagolla wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions1 helpful vote
I absolutely loved it, quite the walk though but worth it. In some areas it is a bit cramped. Still in awe of how big it is!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Robert Hull wrote a review Nov 2019
Madison, Wisconsin298 contributions15 helpful votes
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Beautiful state historic site to commemorate the battle of San Jacinto with the museum monolith as the center piece don't miss this incredible piece of construction or the park that surrounds it which also includes the battleship USS Texas which lies at anchor across the road from the monolith in it's own little park. Although getting here involves driving through an area that Houston is known for which is petroleum and chemical plants it is worth it when you see this beautiful little park and the history surrounding it. One little tip for any drone enthusiast you can get permission to fly your drone around both the monolith and the USS Texas by going to the park headquarters but don't do it without that permission slip and follow the rules.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mark B wrote a review Nov 2019
Jersey City, New Jersey1,139 contributions326 helpful votes
Nice looking ship ... but at time of writing (Nov-2019), the ship is closed for renovations, and it looks like it really needs them to stay afloat. Unfortunately, the information available is not that clear, and even the ship shop is closed, so no t-shirts or hats for now. It’s always worth my time to go and visit a venerable old ship like this and pay my respects, however don’t expect to get up-close and personal any time soon.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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trojan77 wrote a review Oct 2019
Gainesville, Georgia286 contributions81 helpful votes
It was a magnificent ship to see even if access to go on board wasn't available due to overhauling, Loved the free ferry that took you to the park site. Glad we went.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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