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U.S.S. Cairo Museum

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Address: Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.

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Offers a great understanding of the knowledge and engineering of the times along with the strength and courage of our Citizens of the US

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Brookfield, Illinois
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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Offers a great understanding of the knowledge and engineering of the times along with the strength and courage of our Citizens of the US

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is inside the national park. If you do not get out anywhere else in the tour, get out of the car and go inside this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an incredible restoration project. we were very surprised to find it, since we thought we would miss it by taking the driving tour.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The story of the rescue and restoration of this ironclad ship is quite fascinating. Allow time to meander around the ship and then visit the small but great museum next to it. Viewing the artifacts of the men who served on her is a unique window into their lives.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its free with entry to the Military Park (the military park itself does cost) and is located next to the cemetery. Seeing how much work went into restoring this ship was amazing! I cant believe they were able to restore so much of it and its time in the river. The museum offered great information on the ironclads and how... More 

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Quad Cities, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entry road narrow, winding and through residential area. Very interesting! Both the gun boat and the union cemetary. A must stop for history buffs!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful piece of history, preserved and displayed so nicely. We went in January, yes it was a little cold and would have been nicer weather, but we had a wonderful time none the less. The display is wonderful and the artifacts were very well displayed. We will go back.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ironclad ship played a great role in the battle for control of the Mississippi. The USS Cairo, recovered from where it was sunk in the Yazoo River, is displayed in a manner that one can walk around and see the inner construction of the ship, and wonder at the conditions the men had to endure. The museum offers a... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the National Monument. Has its own interpretive center. Interesting look at an "exploded" view of one of the Mississippi Ironclads, of which six were built in a 100-day period.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a good amount of time on the ship. Kids enjoyed the museum and we're very engaged in the displays inside the museum.

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