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Brian Bronson Inactive Member14 Oct 2013 5:16 p.m. PST

I went to the Wisconsin Dells over the weekend for a mini family reunion. The Dells is a big touristy-type area. Lots of water parks and such. Awesome scenery. And the chance to see some of the scenery from a genuine DUKW, the amphibious 6 wheeled truck from WW2: wisconsinducktours.com

A word of warning if you want to take a ride in one; don't sit in back unless you want to get wet!

galvinm Inactive Member14 Oct 2013 5:33 p.m. PST

Took a ride in one on a visit to Branson. The driver let my youngest daughter take a turn at the wheel (she is beautiful and was 16 at the time).

galvinm Inactive Member14 Oct 2013 5:33 p.m. PST

Took a ride in one on a visit to Branson. The driver let my youngest daughter take a turn at the wheel (she is beautiful and was 16 at the time).

galvinm Inactive Member14 Oct 2013 5:34 p.m. PST

BUG?

Hit enter once and got 2 posts.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member14 Oct 2013 5:39 p.m. PST

Hit enter once and got 2 posts.

A likely story. Just trying to artificially up your post count is more likely!

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2013 1:09 a.m. PST

Took a tour with one when we vacationed in Lloret de Mar in Spain.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Oct 2013 3:02 a.m. PST

From a phone I bet, Galvin? TMP sometimes behaves oddly from my phone and I've had that happen too.

I'd love to ride one of those.
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Tim

dandiggler15 Oct 2013 6:26 a.m. PST

We've got a pretty sizable fleet here in Philly. At one point we had two tour operators going but there was an unfortunate accident and I think one was shut down.

philadelphia.ridetheducks.com

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Oct 2013 6:33 a.m. PST

A company in Hunstanton, Norfolk, runs tours on the Wash with a DUKW.

That is the original Norfolk, not Colonial Copies.

Though, technically, I suppose the North Folk didn't really orinate here in the first place, which would make Norfolk a Colonial Colony of the North Folk…

richarDISNEY Inactive Member15 Oct 2013 7:14 a.m. PST

That's awesome!
beer

Red358415 Oct 2013 10:21 a.m. PST

They were pretty popular in London until recently when this happened….

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Jemima Fawr Inactive Member12 Mar 2014 11:01 p.m. PST

The monks of Caldey Island always used to use a WW2 DUKW to ferry visitors between the shore and the boats at low-tide. That was the best thing EVER to happen to the 8 year-old Davies… :)

These days the monks have a Stalwart and an M3 Amphibian.

11th ACR Inactive Member14 Mar 2014 8:12 a.m. PST

"AlastairJ"

I will have, one order of Roast Duck ala Thames!

Skeptic27 Apr 2014 12:17 p.m. PST

On a related note, a deep sea fishing company operating out of Portsmouth, NH, (or thereabouts) used to use a WW2-era LVT to ferry customers out to the boat.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member28 Apr 2014 6:12 a.m. PST

Newport,KY offers "Duck" rides,from Newport On The Levee.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2014 7:50 a.m. PST

I tried to explain to one on my co-workers that the "Ducks" were indeed WW2 vintage DUKWs, overhauled, resealed, and restored to full function. He was _sure_ I was wrong, but after seeing WW2 reenactor-refurbished vehicles and reading what the numerous military vehicle restoration groups can do, I told him that they were indeed over 65 years old and running fine. When they don't sink or explode due to poor maintenance.

Tommy2006 Oct 2014 8:28 p.m. PST

We did a "Duck" tour in Boston in August, and were told that they had retired their last WW2 vintage DUKW just recently. The rest of their fleet are reproductions. They said that the majority being used for tours these days are repros, not originals.

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