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36 J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 USS KIDD VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM Small bunk beds crammed into tiny rooms convey the con- stricted daily lives of crewmen aboard a typical a World War II- era naval ship. The USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum lets visitors wander through over 50 inner spaces in a Fletcher- class destroyer, restored to its 1945 appearance. "There are tons of nooks and crannies you can explore," said Juarez. "It's interesting to see how compact everything is. It defi - nitely gives you some insight into U.S. history." Groups can tour the warship's diminutive kitchen, bathrooms and offi ce areas by way of a series of steps that run up and down the ship's levels. As they walk the deck, visitors can imagine the controlled chaos that occurred each time the battleship engaged in confl ict during World War II, which was frequent. Today, the ship is docked on the Mississippi River, the only destroyer restored to its World War II appearance. Guests can learn more about its key role in the war in the site's Veterans Museum. The museum not only honors those who fought on the ship, now a National Historic Landmark, but also all U.S. military. Ex- hibits display a P-40 aircraft, over 40 ship models and a full-scale replica of the gun deck of Old Ironsides. The complex's Louisiana Memorial Plaza reminds guests of the sacrifi ces paid by servicemen and women with an eternal fl ame and other symbolic displays. Old Capitol Museum Rural Life Museum historic building USS Kidd WELCOME TO THE ECLECTIC, ARTSY SOUTHERN INDIANA. From award-winning live performances at our renowned Ogle Center and Derby Dinner Playhouse – to a calendar full of outdoor concerts – you'll find great economy in Southern Indiana's entertainment. Plus, our burgeoning dining scene makes "dinner and a show" an easy culinary reality. All just a bridge away from Louisville and Bourbon Country. Don't miss the eclectic and entertaining charm of Clark and Floyd Counties. With a variety of lodging choices, and one of the lowest bed taxes in the area, it's nothing but sweet dreams. Book today! OFF BROADWAY ON SALE CLARKSVILLE, JEFFERSONVILLE AND NEW ALBANY, INDIANA Explore Jeffersonville • Clarksville • New Albany • Contact Kate Kane (812) 282-6654 •

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