A few weeks ago, my colleague, AJ Mistretta, and I had the opportunity to tour Battleship Texas, which is located along the Houston Ship Channel, in La Porte. If you haven’t been before, you are truly missing out.

Visitors are able to explore the ship and get a glimpse at crew life during World War I and World War II. During the self-guided tours guests can venture all over the landmark—climbing high on the bridge, controlling the turrets on the main deck and going below, into the ship’s underground city.  

We had so much fun climbing the ladders and wandering around the nearly 100-year-old vessel. I was really impressed with the experience and can’t wait to bring friends to check it out, too. Note: While you’re there, check out the San Jacinto Monument, which is set within walking distance of Battleship Texas.

Children 17 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult on board Battleship Texas.


- Adults (age 13 and above) - $12
- Children 12 and under are free (When accompanied by a parent.)

Group discounts are available. Contact the park for details.

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