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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

705 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 228-8766
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Ranked #38 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Ships, History Museums
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ann arbor, mi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

found this on tripadvisor things to do in tampa. what a whimsical, surprising find! my friend and i took our kids, ages 10-16, and everyone loved it! it is self-guided, so the kids could really explore and we DID explore the whole ship. learned so much about this gem of the sea. a great value and not at all busy.... More

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Richmond, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very disapointed with this tour! Bought a groupon and wished that I had saved my money! Had to pay $6.00 to park in the aquarium. This ship is not for anyone with a physical disability. They need to have a tour guide to inform people of what this ship was all about. There was a man washing down steps on... More

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Davenport, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We finished with our trip to the aquarium and decided to make the very short walk over to the SS American Victory. However, looking back we probably should have saved the $35 and grabbed a nice meal. It doesn't have much of a museum feel and many areas that were off limits were not clearly identified. Chains were missing and... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Better for an older crowd. It's still a functioning ship and hasn't been given much of a museum conversion. I have a better appreciation for merchant marines, young kids won't so much.

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Geneva, New York, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was a nice basic place to visit to see our US history hands on. The ship would be amazing to visualize in it's primetime. Many personal touches throughout the ship. The weather & years has paid it's toll on the ship and lifeboats. Location is a bit tucked into the port between cruise ships. Would be a great place... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The museum was interesting. We enjoyed seeing all the different levels of the ship. However, there wasn't much information provided. It is a different attraction, but could be a lot better.

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Hudson, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I must say I was a little nervous about going to this museum but let me tell you I was completely WRONG. This is one of the neatest military museum's I have ever been too. My husband and I very much enjoyed the floating self- guided tour. You can go all over the ship including the engine room. I never... More

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Princeton, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Found a Groupon for admission to this place and thought since we were in Tampa, we may as well give it a try. It was neat and my family enjoyed it, but it's not a place to spend much time. We were in and out in about 15 minutes. No tour guides, and not too much info, but was neat... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Its definitely cool to see a military vessel docked at the port-but in all honestly, there is nothing worth seeing on/in this ship. Recently we went on a "cruise" on this ship. Tickets were $99 each. Looking back on it, I told my wife that its not worth $5 for the boring and uneventful 4 hours that I had to... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I always enjoy visiting military museums, and this one did not disappoint. It's a self-guided tour, and takes about and hour to see all the main areas. Admission is only $10, which is very reasonable. There are a lot of narrow passageways and steep stair, so keep in mind if you have mobility limitations. I wish I could make it... More

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