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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 92 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Specialty Museums, Ships, History Museums
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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There have been many reviews talking about how difficult it is to reach or explore this artifact. Firstly, let's address this as an artifact. The whole thing is one giant artifact, sans glass, so you can touch most of it and let the kids climb. Yes, the kids can climb, dangerous as it may be, at least four levels of... More

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Miami, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Myself and my travel companion didn't plan on visiting this attraction or even knew it was there, but as we toured the upper levels of the Florida Aquarium, he noticed it and decided that it would be our next stop. Having formerly served in the Navy, and a military buff, there was no way he was going to pass it... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not many WWII ships left that can still leave port, and this ship is one of them. They have a museum of naval history right as you enter the ship, and then you are free to explore all over the ship. It is even more interesting with a docent. I'm renting the entire ship in a couple weeks for one... More

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Kansas City, MO
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were fortunate enough to meet up with one of the tour guides (Ship's Chaplain, and former Army Vet). Showed us several cool things, interesting facts, and sat and talked with us about WWII, and the ships roll in all the wars. Parking was a bit confusing...but we parked in the lot for the aquarium for $6.00 and it worked... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Being a history buff, the wife and I visited the SS American Victory shortly after moving to Tampa. Trying to find the entrance was somewhat confusing due to signage that didn't stand out. Located behind the Tampa Aquarium, we had to eventually call the phone number listed on a visitors touring flyer. Once found, it was as impressive sight while... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Parking was confusing, and the location of the ship was very confusing so we called and a young lady did the best she could to direct us to the ship. When we arrived we where happily greeted by the cutestest little lady. It was extremly hot, but with a kick and a smile the young lady told us its authentic... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We paid for the tickets through Groupon (even though the regular prices are still very reasonable). We had a hard time figuring out where to park, and where the entrance to the ship was. But we were amazed at the size, and the fact that it's still running for its age and original use!! Staff was helpful and friendly. Gift... More

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Oxford, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Here for a July 4th event. The staff were rude and unhelpful. We arrived early to get parking. Staff had no ability to communicate where to park, how to get there, or what we might do while waiting to get in. Staff might want to learn the "service" part of Customer Service. The chairs left out for the event were... More

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Ocala, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Fortunately for us, we found a deal online. Walking through the old ship itself was a neat experience. However, we were expecting to find a museum aboard and it was more like some sparsely spaced artifacts (mainly clothing, etc.) throughout. If you've never been, I'd say its worth looking at on a deal but certainly not full price, as we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Had a blast with my kids today on the ship. The ship was a little hard to find behind the Florida Aquarium but was worth the effort. Just wish you could see more of the ship.

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