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Battleship Texas State Historic Site
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$89.00*
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Battleship USS Texas and San Jacinto Monument Tour
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in La Porte
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Owner description: 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 commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving US Navy ship to have served in both WW I and WW II. The Battleship TEXAS become the Nations first Battleship museum on 21 April 1948. Located at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas (just out side of Houston, TX). We are open daily to the public 7 days a week from 10am - 5:30pm. The ship is under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the preservation, restoration and presentation of the world's last dreadnought-type battleship, the historic Battleship TEXAS. The BTF sponsors the Overnight Education program where we host any group size from 15 up to 78 people, from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, Church Youth Groups, US Naval Sea Cadets, NJROTC, ROTC units, and any other interested parties. 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.
Beaumont, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Go when it's cooler especially if you have young children. If you love history you will love this. A step back in time. makes you appreciate what we have now. Also there was a door marked do not open so we opened it and there was a real life human that looked like a captain working on something. He did not even glance up at us and it spooked us.Awesome

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Houston, Texas
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“Just a ship”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I don't know what I expected, but there wasn't much to it. It is literally just a boat with nothing else. You just walk through it and your done.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

We spent several hours exploring this battleship, learning about history and about life aboard this ship. Visitors are free to wander and explore most of the ship, even to sit in the gunners' seats at the big guns. This was the highlight of visiting Houston for me.

Visited November 2012
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Hollywood, Maryland
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“A Don't Miss Exhibit”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This tour of the battleship is especially good for someone like me who spent time in the Navy. However; anyone will enjoy poking around the Battleship Texas. The ship has a video which gives a history of the ship and a good feel of what has transpired in its history. But there is no substitute for simply looking around on your own and they give complete freedom to do that. One can see where the sailors ate meals, slept, worked, and fought during war. There is no way to really describe a ship with the history of the Texas but a visit will give great insight as to how sailors lived on such a historic vessel. This is well worth the time and money to tour.

Visited February 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Kids love TEXAS BOAT”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I've been taking my kids down to "TEXAS BOAT" for well over a decade. It is great (and historic) fun and the kids love it... perhaps a bit to much as it wasn't really designed to be child friendly, and the kids treat it almost like a personal jungle gym. Up ladders, down ladders, none of my kids ever got hurt, but I did get the occasional scare.

In short, don't be scared off by the fact USS Texas is very educational and historic (and she is, I'm sure lots of other reviews will cover that aspect). Kids have great fun on the Texas, and learn a lot at the same time.

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