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“Lane Victory radio show”
Review of S.S. Lane Victory

S.S. Lane Victory
Ranked #129 of 577 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Now a nationally recognized historic landmark, the S.S. Lane Victory serves as a living museum and memorial to the service and sacrifices of all Merchant Marine sailors and Navy Armed Guardsmen. The Ship is open every day from 9 am to 4 pm for self guided tours. The fee at the gangway is $7 for Adults, $3 for Children 5 to 14. Active Duty personnel and children under 5 are free.
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went onboard to (a) fly my US Flags onboard the ship and (B) to do a pod cast for my internet radio show. This ship us just so neat and it's stories are intriguing. Skip all the tourist places in LA and see the really special stuff . If you are a veteran this should be a mandatory stop.

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

I recently stumbled upon the SS Lane Victory and was very happy to do so. The hours were 9-4 on a recent Friday. Entrance for adults is $5 and $2 for children. Once aboard, you'll feel like you've taken a step back into time. The ship has plenty of decks to climb and halls to explore. There is also a small museum on board. Definitely worth the $5 to take in a piece of history.

2  Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Well, I got a Groupon for this ship and I'm glad I did. After seeing the magnificent USS Iowa, the Lane Victory doesn't really compare. It's waaaay out at the end of the harbor all by its lonesome. The regular cost is only $5.00 and it's really worth to see for an hour or so at that price. We walked around and looked at all the things that are meant to be seen, but then it was done. Parking is free and there is plenty of it--but unfortunately, it's mostly because there aren't that many people there taking a tour. It's worth the drive during nice weather because you cross the St. Vincent Bridge and it's gorgeous, but I definitely wouldn't put this on a bucket list or anything. Many TV shows and movies are filmed on this ship and that was interesting to discover.

2  Thank hbgirl-forever
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you have the opportunity to take this 1 day excursion you will really enjoy it. Plenty of free parking and short walk to the ship. Once onboard there are areas set up with lots of fresh pastries and coffee, juice & bottled water. There is plenty of seating throughout the ship so you can enjoy the smooth cruise out to sea. You have the opportunity to view different areas of the ship at your leisure as well as take a guided tour of the engine room. I highly recommend this tour as there is a lot of history behind the running of this ship. Around noon you arrive just outside of Catalina Island where they set up a great buffet of chicken, tri-tip, salads & fresh rolls. As you enjoy your meal you may have a chance of seeing dolphins as well as throughout the cruise. Bring binoculars, as there is so much to see. Many boats coming and going from the mainland to Catalina Island. Once lunch is finished and you head back home the ship makes an announcement that they have found a spy on board! About 1/2 hour later a mock aerial attack takes place. This is the highlight of the cruise watching the dogfight take place in the air. Plenty of photo opportunities. After that as you head back into the harbor the LA Firefighters greet the ship with a huge water display from one of their boats. Absolutely beautiful. There is a museum onboard where you learn so much history as well as a gift store. There are plenty of volunteers with a vast knowledge of the history of the ship. Bring a jacket as the early morning can be brisk as well as when heading home. And flat shoes as some of the stairwells are quite steep. There are dancers on board dressed in that era. You will not be disappointed with this full one day excursion.

3  Thank Lynette51
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Put this ship on your list. Great history, spectacular museum exhibits, great for families and a good place to sit and watch the ships go by. This is a must visit for anyone who loves ships.

6  Thank GenotheViking
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