Family Activities:

USS Orleck Naval Museum


USS Orleck Naval Museum

604 North Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, LA

Plan to spend an absorbing hour and a half at the USS Orleck Naval Museum, where the kids can climb aboard a once active ship that launched in May 1945 at the end of WWII and the beginning of the Cold War. She served proudly through the Korean and the Vietnam wars where she earned the nickname, “Grey Ghost of the Vietnam Coast” because she was always at-the-ready to provide cover and support to Marines in need. She continued service through peacetime and into Operation Desert Storm. She was decommissioned in ’82. And get this: the USS Orleck offers cool activities on board like Laser Tag and a Haunted Ship during Halloween.

Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.