Battleship Texas State Historic Site, La Porte

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#10 of 70 in Museums in Texas Gulf Coast
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  • Self-paced tour. Lots of walking, narrow passages, and ladders. Got a real feel for the history that I've read about. Only one space is air conditioned so bring water and be prepared to experience Tex...  more »
  • It's hot and a lot of walking but worth it. Nice to learn the history of the Battleship. My kids have been several times and it never gets old.  more »
  • We have a state park pass so the price of the tickets to the battleship was free for us. The ship is in need of some love, they are slowly doing the work. The history of the ship is very interesting. ...  more »
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  • Loved the history that we were able to learn about. Great Memorial Day Activity for the family. I also enjoyed the grassy area where we had a picnic with my wife and kids. Very nice and beautiful immediate surroundings.
  • Awesome scenery and good view of the ship. Incase your hungry, there's a snack shack available! I really enjoyed my time at the battleship, hopefully one day I will come back and visit soon.
  • I love battleships. The Texas is undergoing some major repairs right now. This boat seems a bit smaller than the USS North Carolina and the USS New Jersey. If you love Texas and you're taking the history tour from San Antonio to Houston and parts elsewhere, then you have to stop in and see the battleship
  • This ship is awesome and surrounded by a nice park where I had a relaxing walk. Best is to visit in the early morning. Right now and for the next 18 months there will be some major refurbishment works ongoing, so mind that many areas of the ship will not be accessible. Still is totally worth the visit and the employed are super friendly
  • This was a beautiful visit and it was as cool for the adults as it was for the kids. Bathrooms are outside in the park, not on the ship. There is a little snack shack outside as well. Picnic tables are available in the surrounding park area. Parking was a little skimpy, but we went during spring break and there were some buses there too. Anyone 6'1" or taller will need to watch their heads in some places inside the ship. There are many exhibits inside the ship (down below), as well as the obvious decks outside with artillery the kids (and adults) can climb on or inside of. Spend at least an hour and take your time. Lots to see inside. Also, friends tell us that they got to camp for the night with their cub scout troop and participate in a hard hat tour. After what we got to see, which was awesome, the cub scout night on the ship must have been even better!

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