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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 #40 of 89 attractions in Tampa
Type: Specialty Museums, Ships, History Museums
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We paid for the tickets through Groupon (even though the regular prices are still very reasonable). We had a hard time figuring out where to park, and where the entrance to the ship was. But we were amazed at the size, and the fact that it's still running for its age and original use!! Staff was helpful and friendly. Gift... More

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Oxford, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Here for a July 4th event. The staff were rude and unhelpful. We arrived early to get parking. Staff had no ability to communicate where to park, how to get there, or what we might do while waiting to get in. Staff might want to learn the "service" part of Customer Service. The chairs left out for the event were... More

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Ocala, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Fortunately for us, we found a deal online. Walking through the old ship itself was a neat experience. However, we were expecting to find a museum aboard and it was more like some sparsely spaced artifacts (mainly clothing, etc.) throughout. If you've never been, I'd say its worth looking at on a deal but certainly not full price, as we... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Had a blast with my kids today on the ship. The ship was a little hard to find behind the Florida Aquarium but was worth the effort. Just wish you could see more of the ship.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The ship is hard to find because of poor signage. We parked at the aquarium and I think you can park right by the ship. I didn't see the small sign to turn in to the ship. I actually sailed on the SS Harvard Victory, carrying bombs to Vietnam in 1969. So I was disappointed when they told me I... More

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Plant City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great opportunity to see a WWII ship, which also takes passengers out twice a year. The personnel were very friendly. This is a self-guided tour, so you can explore at your own pace.

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Concord, NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I'm a sucker for any historic military vessel, so I was excited to discover (on TA of course!) this vintage WWII cargo ship during a recent trip to Tampa. First off, be aware that it is in a state of continuous restoration, so this exhibit will just get better and better. As it stands now, however, it is interesting and... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This 70+ year old cargo ship is a "work in progress". Volunteers are living and working aboard 24/7. All areas of the vessel are being restored and reconditioned on an on-going basis. If you're expecting a pristine luxury liner - save your time. If you are interested in seeing the complete inner and outer workings of a true merchant marine... More

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ann arbor, mi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

found this on tripadvisor things to do in tampa. what a whimsical, surprising find! my friend and i took our kids, ages 10-16, and everyone loved it! it is self-guided, so the kids could really explore and we DID explore the whole ship. learned so much about this gem of the sea. a great value and not at all busy.... More

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Richmond, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very disapointed with this tour! Bought a groupon and wished that I had saved my money! Had to pay $6.00 to park in the aquarium. This ship is not for anyone with a physical disability. They need to have a tour guide to inform people of what this ship was all about. There was a man washing down steps on... More

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