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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
This ship is not as glamorous as battle ships and cruisers, but what an honor to be able to wander around and learn a great deal of history. It was not made for battles but to carry cargo; so the reason it had guns on board was strictly for defense purposes. Nevertheless, this type of ship was just as important... More
The Victory ships, run by steam turbines, were larger and faster than the Liberty ships which came before them, the latter being powered by reciprocating engines. This vessel was built in time to take part in the Pacific theater of the war and carried supplies to the South Pacific. It's hard to believe that this old ship is almost 70... More
This place was not at all what I expected. Maybe I'm spoiled...we've been to the USS Alabama and I was expecting something similar, but on a smaller scale. Very few labels and it's a small ship that needs some basic upkeep. I don't understand why there were random tables and foldable chairs leaning all over the place.....definitely wasn't part of... More
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