If you’re thinking of visiting the Battleship Texas at its current home in La Porte, you’d better do so soon. The ship is currently open to the public on restricted hours, Friday to Sunday only. But come the end of the year, it will be floated to a shipyard out of state for extensive repairs, and the odds are it won’t be coming back to Harris County — despite the efforts of local officials, such as County Commissioner Adrian Garcia.
Why The Battleship Texas May Soon Be Leaving Harris County For Good
The century-old dreadnought is in danger of rusting away. The state has ponied up $35 million to save it, but with the condition that it attract enough visitors to pay for its own maintenance.