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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

Address: 705 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: (813) 228-8766
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Ranked #30 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Paducah, Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Located behind the Florida Aquarium. Parking is free, the road runs between the Florida Aquarium and the Florida Aquarium parking lot. If you can not find, just park in the Aquarium parking lot, cost $6.00 dollars. I was very lucky to meet a volunteer that ran the engine room, very knowledgeable. He was in the Navy and the merchant marines.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Definitely, this ship is worth a visit. First of all, there are signs with directions all over the place. How anyone can think it’s hard to find is beyond me. I navigated right to it and besides, it’s a huge grey ship. My kids and I started this tour just walking around and following the self-guiding arrows. There are tons... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Took my husband, I knew he'd love it. We Parked, walked following signs for it. On the way we got to see 2 cruse ships building our anticipation for our war ship visit. Guess what....it wasn't to be found! My 1st thought was did it sink? Is it a ghost ship? As it turned out with looking on the website,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were in the Tampa area so went to find this ship. As others have stated it was a little tough to find as the signage is not very good. If you follow the road to the aquarium you will see a banner. There is parking alongside the ship which is free. We have done many ship tours in various... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

For the little that you pay to board, it was fun to tour by yourself to see how the sailors lived and survived. I have always wanted to tour a battleship and now I can say I have, though I also would like to tour a "working" one as well. The only thing that was a little odd was the... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went on a self-guided tour of the ship. It took a couple of hours, but was very interesting. We were able to see a lot of different areas of the ship. As a museum, it was lacking as many areas of the ship have been "modernized." There was still enough of the "old" stuff to keep the tour interesting.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

You pretty much get to walk anywhere. Lots of veterans who have operated the ship available to speak with. So good to experience the ship that actually won the was in Europe. Our ladies build these ships faster than they could be sunk. Uniquely, this ship sets sail twice a year.

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The ship is a true piece of History complete in every way and not dressed up or modernized in any way. This what the troops shipped out in and later put ashore to defeat either the Germans or the Japanese.Do your self a favor and board one of the two cruises and see how your fathers and mother endured days... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My family and I were at the Florida Aquarium for the first time. While researching that experience I found out this ship was parked nearby. If it hadn't been for that, I don't know if we would have ever known. It is nearly impossible to see unless you are on foot near the dock. We exited the back side of... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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