If you find yourself in Houston with nothing to do why not head out to visit Battleship Texas? I’ve been there twice and still haven’t explored the whole ship. The story of the ship is fascinating. It’s the only surviving battleship that’s been in both world wars and now rests on the waters of Buffalo Bayou, about 30 minutes east of downtown Houston. Grab a bite at the nearby Monument Inn Restaurant where one can enjoy a meal and watch boats, cargo ships, and ferries go by.

Tips:

  • Ladies, don’t wear skirts. You’ll have to climb a lot of steep steps.
  • Although open every season, I suggest going during cooler months since there is no a/c in most of the ship. It gets incredibly hot and humid during the summer.
  • Carry a bottle of water. You’ll thank me.

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There were so many bunk beds. There had to be. The ship carried 1600 sailors!

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This was the dental room. Yikes!

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And this is the operating room. I would NOT want to undergo an operation here.

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battleship texas

The barber shop.

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battleship texas

The radios where they did their telecommunications like morse code.

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