You will want to make plans to head to the Quad Cities this weekend to check out a restored World War II Landing Ship.

My rule is if I get the chance to experience something legendary, I need to do it.

One of those situations has come up for this weekend.

According to,

"Living history will be docking in the Quad Cities for a few days this summer. A fully restored WWII Landing Ship Tank will be at the Isle Casino Hotel Marina in Bettendorf from August 30 through September 3, 2018."

This is the only one of its kind in the United States that is fully operational and restored.

"The ship was known as LST 325 during WWII, USNS LST-325 during its arctic operations in the 1950’s, and later L-144 (A/G Syros) while it was in the service of the Greek Navy."

"It was acquired by The USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc., in 2000, and caught considerable public attention when the veteran crew with an average age of 72 brought it on a 6,500-mile journey from the Greek island of Crete to Mobile, Ala."

The ship's permanent home is Evansville, Indiana but once a year it travels to let people enjoy it in other locations.

While in the Quad Cities, it will be open 9am-5pm.

Cost is 18 and over $10, kids 6 to 17 $5, and under 5 free. World War II veterans are also free. No advance tickets are available.



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