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USS Hornet

Address: P.O. Box 460, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone Number: 510-521-8448
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Alameda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Ships, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Famous aircraft carrier from World War II.
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Ships, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Famous aircraft carrier from World War II.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Hornet isn't as polished an exhibit as Intrepid or Midway - but is better for that. It feels more real. The Guides do a great job. Well worth a visit to respect those that built and served on her.

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My dad would take me to the USS Hornet at least once a year, either memorial day or veterans day usually. I have very found memories of this area. There is so much history to absorb at this place. It is a definite place to go visit if you are in the area. The area is clean and the people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

one of the last Essex-class carrier todate! always a pleasure to visit. she started out a bit rigedy ragedy , but now she's a real beauty ( don't forget, she's over 70!) great staff and if you ask the right questions you get a glimps into history. i'm a museum member for 10 years . Go Navy

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I'd been on the USS Hornet for a Fourth of July celebration a few years ago which was fantastic. When I found out about their New Years party I had begged people to join but couldn't get anyone to commit. Mostly because of the cost. This year one of my best friends got the day off and told me that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The USS Hornet is the first military ship that I've toured. It took a couple of hours to get through it, and I'm sure we missed some things. We went on Memorial Day, so they had some cool extras like live music, tours and a little snack bar. Well worth the trip.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The docents that lead the tours are great! They are very knowledgable and willing to share what they know. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. There is a lot of history on this ship. Nice Apollo mission display. About a mile walk from the Alameda ferry terminal. Too bad this is not closer to downtown... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Maybe because I attended this event with about 40 friends, but this was an over-the-top celebration. There was one live "big band" and three dance floors. I mostly danced on one of the outer floors, and the music was easily heard. Several bars sold drinks, so there was never a long wait to get one's refreshment. Close to midnight, revelers... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

make sure you have enough time! we went there about an hour before it close and we weren't able to see everything since it's really huge. The tour given by the volunteers are great! lots of interesting stories.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Just a great historical attraction on the former naval air station. The guides are so knowledgeable and tours are quite interesting...don't miss this one!

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The enjoyment of visiting the Hornet is increased by the fact that other huge ships are docked nearby. All of these are painted gray, and the available information states that all of these other ships need only five days of preparation in order to be sent to sea. On a couple of occasions, I sat on the dock for an... More 

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