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Naval Station Norfolk

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Address: 1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone Number: (757) 444-7955
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.

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Family & Friends cruise on the USS GEORGE H W Bush.

I did a review on the home coming of the USS Bush. This time the ships crew could sponsor family and friends on board for a 12 hour cruise. We went out about 50 miles. Observed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I did a review on the home coming of the USS Bush. This time the ships crew could sponsor family and friends on board for a 12 hour cruise. We went out about 50 miles. Observed a live fire air show, touch and go's on the flight deck with F18s, tours of the ship,demonstrations,and got to see first hand what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was very nice to see all the crafts up close. Too bad we could not climb into any. We did enjoyed the experience though! Will be back again this year.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The naval station here is the largest in the world and worth seeing. The tour consists entirely of a narrated bus tour that takes you around. You will see the buildings, houses constructed for the 1907 World's Fair, and ships. Worth the trip!

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Chatham, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's a great place to visit and see all of the ships stationed on the piers. There are plenty of military people who are more then proud to talk about the ships and the station. Once your done there, hop over to Virginia Beach or Colonial Williamsburg/Jamestown.. Great area to visit!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

No you will not be allowed to get off the tour bus and you will not be able to board an aircraft carrier. But this station is an active naval base and most of the ships you see are actively in service! This is very different from the retired ships you have seen be fore - this is real!

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For those unfamiliar with military bases, like myself, this provided a "behind the scenes tour" about what a military base is. This is the largest naval base in the world, and besides a mere tour of the base, you also get to see some really cool big boats and helicopters. The tour is conducted on a coach bus, and you... More 

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's a nice tour, with a friendly tour guide. Seeing the ships (from the bus) gives you some perspective of their size. There were no carriers in port that day, but it's still an impressive facility (the largest naval base in the world), a city unto itself.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I live near the naval base, so I was not sure I would benefit much from a tour. I was wrong! Although many areas are understandably off limits, there is still a lot to see and a lot to learn. The huge ships are inspiring. The officer quarters are beautiful. Even before my tour, I had a habit of standing... More 

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Alliance, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is HUGE! Have a military person with you to go through the check points and show you the base. The ships lined up in port is breath taking.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First, a disclaimer - I did not take the bus tour available to the public, I was here with the Boy Scouts of America. We were able to see a fast attack sub (USS Boise, SSN-764), a destroyer (USS Mahan, DDG-72) and an aircraft carrier (George H.W. Bush, CVN-77). Sadly (but understandably), no pictures of the sub (they held onto... More 

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