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Nauticus National Maritime Center

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Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 664 1000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive...
Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive exhibits and touch pools.
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Tip tip overall conditions, the VIP tour was very good spend and got my money worth. The old sailors are good tour guys, very informative and funny. Definitely recommend the spy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Tip tip overall conditions, the VIP tour was very good spend and got my money worth. The old sailors are good tour guys, very informative and funny. Definitely recommend the spy game to increase the touring experience, especially for kids and teenagers. Also a short walk from there to good places for lunch or dinner, and parking places are everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum. The building was only open from 10-5. We did the 11:00 Victory Rover boat cruise and then the self guided tour of the USS Wisconsin, had lunch in the cafe, and then went through the museum and gift shop. It was after 4:00 by this time and there wasn't a way to fit in the movies that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum! We had 2 teenagers and all of us were completely enthralled. There is a ton of information throughout the main museum and lots to see and touch. A couple of the exhibits were broken which was a little disappointing, but didn't impact our overall experience too much. I was really impressed with how the museum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We were suggested to stop by this place for a quick visit. We were not disappointed. We learned so much stuff about battleship. Visiting the USS Wisconsin from outside threw inside was really a nice experience. Never imagined it was like that... You don't just learn about the Battleship, there's Storms explanation, different fish to see... The staff was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent the day touring the USS Wisconsin and everything else the Nauticus has to offer. We learned a lot and had a great time! We can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Travelled with my teen age daughters and their high school marching band for the NATO Parade of nations. One of the places we visited was the Nauticus Museum and the Battleship Wisconsin. Very nice to see and a very moving experience as you look through the many exhibits they have. On the ship, you may even get to meet some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We got the recommendation from friends. For nearly 40 $ we got robots which were working, model excavator with malfunctions, a lot of parts of the exhibitions which audio devices did nothing work. The bistro area was more than sketchy, the tables sticky. The personnel was friendly but couldn't help. Would appreciate to get some response.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spend a half or full day here soaking in the history of the Navy and the Wisconsin. We took the guided tour, which was well worth the extra $$ to see and hear the history and design explained. Have been on several battleships and have never seen as much as on the Wisconsin. The attached museum is excellent, with multi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went down to see our daughter stationed in Norfolk and took the time to visit, it was amazing can't wait to go back I recommend this to everyone who has time please stop by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our initial reason for visiting the area was a tour of the USS Wisconsin Battleship. Naticus was a very pleasant surprise. Great museum with lots of interactive exhibits for both young and old alike. We spent a couple hours wandering around. If you are there with children and they wanted to do all the interactive items available you could easily... More 

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Additional Information about Nauticus National Maritime Center

Address: 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757 664 1000
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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