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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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Worth a visit if you enjoy exploring ships.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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New Jersey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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Glendale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I work with veterans and the opportunity to go aboard this historical vessel from 3 conflicts was very moving. We did a self guided trip and they give you free reign to wander multiple decks and cabins. There are informative plaques to explain the shop and history

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Bellvue, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A self guided tour was worth every penny of the $8 I spent to go aboard. You are allowed to go almost any where you like with out a guide or waiting in line. There are little yellow arrows on the deck to follow so you won't get lost. You often do not get to see the engines but here... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

How grateful we should all be for the preservation of these WW2 ships. My husband's career was in shipbuilding and he was impressed at how well maintained the steel was on this 70 Plus year old ship. We wandered all over the ship at our leisure. Not an activity for small children or anyone having mobility issues as there are... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The price was reasonable for the 4 of us to get in. Our kids loved seeing the rooms and going up and down the stairs to the different levels of the ship. It was a really neat experience for us.

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CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped in to see the SS Victory after a visit to the Aquarium. We ran into Alex, a very knowledgable teen volunteer, who shared a lot of knowledge and shows us around. He made it very interesting for our eight-year-old son and for us, too. It's amazing that this ship still operates and the guns still work. We were... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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208 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Toured the ship with my daughter on a beautiful, sunny winter day. $10 to board and worth every penny. It's a self guided tour and totally hands on.. Just how I like it. There isn't much on this ship that's off limits and believe me, we covered every deck, inside and out. Like a giant, floating jungle gym! There's also... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is, I believe, the sole remaining example of this vital class of WW2 U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine transports. The ship is well-maintained, and ongoing re-furbishing was being done amidships while I was aboard. Great little museum with numerous artifacts related to the Merchant Marine, and anti-sub warfare in the Atlantic, including a bronze propellor from a U-boat. Spoiler... More 

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