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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 #35 of 97 Attractions in Tampa
Type: History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
403 helpful votes 403 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Miami, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
89 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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