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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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Jason W wrote a review Apr 2021
Wells, Maine132 contributions29 helpful votes
I was a little disappointed at the upkeep of this great ship. Having been in the movie Pearl Harbor, you'd think they would take better care of it and attract more visitors. There was a sign that said it was closed for refurbishing so...hopefully they got the clue.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Review-er-er_er wrote a review Jan 2021
Houston, Texas156 contributions158 helpful votes
I've been here several times over my lifetime and it had been a field trip staple for countless school children for decades. However, while the grounds are still open for exploration, the ship itself will soon be leaving LaPorte for good. Though you used to be able to go aboard and explore at your leisure, take a guided tour with a vet or spend the night during one of their events, the ship itself has been closed to the public since August 2019. All you can do is look at the outside now. Repairs are currently underway to make it sea worthy enough for tow to a ship repair facility. It was originally slated to be transported sometime in November/December 2020 but, for obvious reasons, that schedule is behind. Once it is towed, there will be a repair process expected to last about a year then it will be permanently relocated somewhere in North Texas (as it did not have enough paying visitors to support its restoration in LaPorte). As long as it survives, I'm happy (though I wish it could stay in LaPorte). Goodbye Battleship Texas! We have many fond memories of you and will miss you.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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maitaimike2015 wrote a review Dec 2020
Laguna Hills, California202 contributions137 helpful votes
Absolutely appalling that the last WWI battleship on display is rusting away here. The USS TEXAS should be a source of pride for all Americans. The area surrounding the site is somewhat closed down as well. Drove over from the monument for some photo opps. Other interesting bits of history to find, graves, markers, kiosks, a sundial, and you can still take pictures of the outside on the ship. Please restore this for future generations before it is too late.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Tom W wrote a review Aug 2020
Katy, Texas2932 contributions1962 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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