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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: (813) 228-8766
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My husband was 20 years Navy but never had ship duty. He enjoyed going all over the ship and seeing things. We did the tour where we just followed the arrows and had no problems... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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Scottsville, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Sweltering hot inside. Rusty. Wife stubbed her toe. Museum displays are a bit like a 4H project. But, hey, I got to crawl around a ship that saw action in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. I grew in respect for what our grandfathers had to endure.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you are a history buff, you've heard about the Liberty and Victory ships that supplied a vital lifeline of supplies during WWII. Its a great true story, and walking through this ship gives you a real feel for the history involved, more than pictures and stories can by themselves. Staffed by knowledgeable and helpful men and women, this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

This ship is "one of only four fully operational WWII merchant ships in the country." During Korea and Vietnam it served as a cargo ship. Today, the ship exists as a memorial to the men who gave much of their lives working on this ship for this Country and is located on Tampa Bay. We found the tour so interesting... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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230 reviews 230 reviews
59 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband was 20 years Navy but never had ship duty. He enjoyed going all over the ship and seeing things. We did the tour where we just followed the arrows and had no problems. Remember it is a ship and there are lots of short, steep steps so if steps are a problem I would not recommend the tour.... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great ship and while people have complained about the cost, it's worth it! You get a map and are set free to explore, just follow the yellow brick road! This is a working ship which is even more amazing considering this was a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War era ship. Worth the visit, take your time and explore.

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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed a tour of this ship. The day we were there, there was a knowledgeable man who gave great info on how the crew loaded and lived on the ship during the war. The extra information was an added bonus. Always good to know how very blessed we are to live in such freedom, and to hear of the... More 

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Newark, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The result of countless hours of work on the part of volunteers, this ship, a freighter, has been restored to excellent condition to the point of the steam turbine engine still being functional. Her most recent voyage (of several hours!) was in December 2014. The ship is staffed with friendly and well-informed volunteers who are able to impart the role... More 

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New Jersey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
58 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Learn some history while exploring this ship. Not as great as a battleship or aircraft carrier but a bit different. The signage is horrible and you can't see it from the road, so here's how you get there: Park either at the Aquarium (for a $6 flat fee) or at the parking garage across the street ($1 each half hour).... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our last stop before leaving the Tampa area. It seemed interesting to go on board a ship of this type. The cost was $10/adult and $5/child. We saw everything on the ship in about an hour and 15 minutes. You could stay longer, but we didn't read all that was there to read. My 8 year old loved... More 

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Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a neat ship to tour and learn more about the merchant marine from WWII and beyond. I wish the tour had been a little more organized and detailed... And it's a small thing, but the arrows on the floor guiding you on your self-directed tour need to be re-painted and more clear - I found myself wandering off-course... More 

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