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USS Orleck

604 N Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2339
+1 337-214-7447
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Private tour with full access

Our family of 5 took a tour. We have a 9, 7, and 3 year old. My 9 year old has made it his mission... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
mnicowill
,
Burleson, Texas
via mobile
Fun and informative!

A must for warship buffs! Ship is in good but not great shape. A little underfunded, could use some... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Mike S
,
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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604 N Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2339
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 took a tour. We have a 9, 7, and 3 year old. My 9 year old has made it his mission to tour the USS sites. This was his first destroyer. The volunteers are working hard to restore it to its...More

Thank mnicowill
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A must for warship buffs! Ship is in good but not great shape. A little underfunded, could use some love for a permanent home for the ship and exhibits. Managed to get a sneak tour of the engine room, it was great! It's off the...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It's a little difficult to find but worth a visit. The young guides/interns are pretty knowledgeable and honest about what they don't know. You can visit pretty much everything except the engine and boiler rooms. It is an interesting ship since the hull is WWII...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great ship and a museum that is up and coming. Good ship to see the technology of WWII and the cold war era cross. They have Lazer Tag as well.

Thank Matt2129
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

When we arrived there were two or three young employees there. Their boss had left temporarily to get food. None of the people she left in charge knew how to operate the credit card machine or could open the cash drawer to give us change....More

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

For military history types this is a no brainer. You going to check this out. For those on the fence, I highly encourage you to visit the Orleck. This is a piece of history with battle service in WWII, Korea, Vietnam. The ships company was...More

4  Thank ottersRus
Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thanks so very much for visiting the USS ORLECK Naval Museum and for your wonderful comments. We are very pleased that you spent several hours with us exploring the ship. I especially appreciate your kind words about our passionate volunteers. They make things happen at...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Had a great tour provided by the Director Ron Williams. Ron spent over two hours explaining the ship, naval history and war, and answering every question our 9-year-old. This is a great tour for older children as it allows for education on American Naval history...More

Thank Deborah C
Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Deborah It was a pleasure hosting your family aboard the USS ORLECK Naval Museum. I particularly enjoyed showing your young son the ship and answering his many, many questions. He was very inquisitive and asked excellent questions. As you probably noticed I love the back...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours on board and got a personal tour from the Director Ron Williams, had a great time. The second I step aboard and the sights and smells bring back memories from my tin can the USS MacDonough. I wish all the staff...More

Thank Mike M
Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Mike It was indeed a pleasure showing you and your son around the ship. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see both of you again soon. Sincerely RON W Executive Director

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had and amazing tour today. Just thought we would go look at it but we ended up getting a private tour. Soooo glad we went. The sad part is they are struggling financially to keep the ship and restore it. This is a must see!!!!

Thank navysafe
Ron W, General Manager at USS Orleck, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thanks for visiting and thank you so very much for suggesting folks visit and check us out! Sincerely RON W Executive Director

Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a decommissioned Navy destroyer. It is in mixed condition of restoration. Our tour was personal, and we were able to take as much time as needed, and explore as much of the ship as we wanted. Overall, the guide made this a perfect...More

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WB5JAZ
23 May 2016|
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Response from Terry L |
I guess it isn't always the size of the cannon that matters it's all in the boom. So I guess Mr. Big would work.
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30 April 2016|
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Response from teecee15 | Reviewed this property |
10 dollars per person, however there is a discount for military, Tin Can Sailors are free.
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