USS Orleck Naval Museum, Lake Charles, LA
This WWII-era destroyer saw duty during the atomic tests in the Pacific, then served in Korea, and Vietnam. A little worn around the edges, this ship is nonetheless a chance to see a true destroyer; to walk her decks, explore unpretentious interior spaces, visit a bridge and get a feel for duty at sea on a destroyer. Inside there is a display of scale models of aircraft and ships and a “museum” dedicated to a sister ship, the USS Radford.
Hours: Mon. – Fri.: 10am – 3pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Closed: SundayVisit museum website