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“interesting WWI battleship”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
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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.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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“interesting WWI battleship”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

watch your heads!!! people were much shorter back in wwi. They are still in the middle of some extensive restorations, but overall a good visit. Most of the ship is open to explore. i would recommend going in cooler weather, as we were there during the hottest time of the year and it was slightly miserable, but they do have fans running throughout the ship and some of the rooms are completely air conditioned. Would go again.

Visited July 2013
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The Colony, Texas
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“Great History”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

It was a great opportunity to visit the USS Texas, this battleship has been around and has made and been in history. Very interesting that you can walk the battleship and see most areas of the ship. They do have tours to see more and even stay the night.

Visited July 2013
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Kingman, Arizona
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“Interesting, but ......”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The "but" is because they charge $12 to walk the top deck. Yes, that was it. They were busy with many workers and equipment all over and much of it was off limits. Also, they do not tell families with small children (w/strollers) that there are areas with stairs. For the most part the history and the ship is very impressive. Due to the oppressive humid temps I would suggest a cooler time of year to visit.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“History”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The first time I visited the ship was with my grandfather who had been in the Navy. My sister and I still talk about his pride in being able to show us around the ship. That was many years ago. I have since taken my nephew and I expect to some day to take his girls to see it. All kids seem to love getting to know the ship and what life was like living on her. It is a visit that allows us to sneak a little history into a fun experience. I know that she is not flashy but she has such a story to tell us. Be sure and visit while you can still manage to climb those ladders. Going down into the ship is the most fun.

Visited June 2013
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Texas City, Texas
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“Texas History run wild!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Kids love this place, guns to pose with, guns to pose on, whole ship to run. It is hot on the deck in summer, be prepared. Hat and sunscreen or enjoy a burn. High places to take stairs to and look out to the ship channel. Great history and information through out the ship. Lots of places for photos!

Visited July 2012
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