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“Very interesting addition to the park”

U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Vicksburg
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Owner description: Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Very interesting addition to the park”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Seeing the Cairo as part of the Vicksburg Military Park was a real bonus - it made visiting the park well worthwhile. Very interesting how they had rescued the vessel from the river bottom 100 years after it being sunk. Artifacts rescued with it were interesting, and to be able to walk through the ship itself was fascinating. The small museum is quite good. The video on the rescue is okay, but pretty dated and screened on little TV screens. This could be done better. Entry is included with the $8 entry fee for the park.

Visited April 2012
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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A surprising artifact”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

The boat itself is there, in all its glory, along with lots of artifacts retrieved from the riverbed. We all know about the Monitor and Merrimack, but this iron clad also played a pivotal part in the Civil War.

Visited April 2012
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Pineville, Louisiana
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice Exhibit”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Very impressive stop during the tour of the National Park. restrooms and water fountains in the museum area.

Visited March 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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370 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Interesting and worth the stop.”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

The history of the ship and actually seeing it sitting there was impressive. They have done a good job with the museum.

Visited April 2012
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Tuscaloosa, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Awesome to see the boat, and the artifacts collected from it.

Visited April 2012
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