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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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Land O Lakes, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
56 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
3 helpful votes 3 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 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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