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USS LST Ship Memorial

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Address: 840 Lst Dr, Evansville, IN 47713-3108
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+1 812-435-8678
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Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The USS LST Ship Memorial is the last fully operational WWII Landing Ship,...

The USS LST Ship Memorial is the last fully operational WWII Landing Ship, Tank in the United States, and is dedicated to these very important ships and the men who served on them. The USS LST 325 was one of the over 200 that participated in the Normandy Landings. Tours of the ship are guided as the ship is fully operational, and run on the hour with the last tour going on ship at 3:00 PM.

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A great piece of naval and Evansville history

A lot of fun. Be forewarned, only open on certain days. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child. The tours start on the hour, so don't arrive more than 20 minutes before. Since... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of fun. Be forewarned, only open on certain days. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child. The tours start on the hour, so don't arrive more than 20 minutes before. Since the ship is still actively used, the tours are all guided, there is no time to look around on your own. The tours last right at... More 

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Saint Charles, MO.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is the last operational WWII LST, and was actually used during the DDay Operation June 6 1944. The historical value plus the story of the people who returned this ship from Greece to Evansville is interesting and valuable. A real piece of history.

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Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The LST 325 is a functioning piece of American history that everyone should see given the chance. The boat tours are led by a knowledgeable volunteer group who keep the conversation friendly and make everyone feel welcome to speak up with questions. The gift shop has a few collectibles and other odds and ends. The tour itself is a roughly... More 

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Evansville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I read about the LST 325 prior to taking the tour by googling it. I was pleasantly surprised at the role that Evansville played in building these during the war although this particular one was built in Philadelphia. This LST 325 had quite a journey both during and after WWII, and is still functional! There are plans to move it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Web mapping may place this attraction on Waterworks Road leading toward it, but if you follow the roadside signs & turn onto LST Drive into the Inland Marina you'll find your destination. The gravel lot is next to a long non-descript marina building; you'll need to walk through the covered patio area & down a ramp to enter the LST... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's a little out of the way, the area is kind of depressed with old equipment and uncut grass. Wasn't sure If I could walk down to the ship or not as there was no one around.

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Stonefort
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A very interesting tour of a restored, operational LST. The tour is guided by volunteers who are informative, they explain all about the operation and mission of these ships. I was surprised by how large the vessel is. They explain that all maintenance, operation, and management of the museum are performed by volunteers. The only disappointment was that we couldn't... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

LST 325 is an incredible piece of WWII history. Well worth the visit and tour. Even my wife, who was itching to go antiquing, enjoyed the tour inside & out of the ship.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Traveled from WV to Indiana for multiple purposes, this being one of the majors. Dad served in the Amphibious Navy on an Landing Ship Tank during World War II; thus our interest in visiting, We certainly were not disappointed as our hour-long tour aboard this ship to be amazing! While much restoration has been done and ongoing maintenance necessary, the... More 

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Evansville, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The pride of Evansville, IN LST 325 is the only Navy monument capable of independent movement. LST 325 is a faithful restoration of a working "workhorse of the sea" that carried US soldiers and Marines to war during WWII and Korea. The Memorial is also a tribute to the city's contribution to the war effort which saw 167 LSTs and... More 

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