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Nauticus National Maritime Center

1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 664 1000
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Ranked #6 of 27 attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive exhibits and touch pools.
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Washigton, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband wanted to see the Wisconsin and we ended up spending the ENTIRE day there. We did the Spy Ship activity which I think helped keep myself and daughter interested; however, it has you going back and forth on the same parts of the ship so my husband didn't get to see the things he wanted to before the... More

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Zelienople
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We thought this Center may be somewhat dull, but we were wrong. It was very interesting with displays that made sense. We made the trip to tour the Battleship Wisconsin which is on display beside the Center. The Wisconsin, with it's long Military history was the highlight of the Nauticus Center

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Darlington PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend a few hours, facilities were clean and the exhibits are all well put together -the staffing is nice and helpful. There is no lack of things to learn, do, and see. Fun for the whole family.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I know for a hands on museum things are bound to be broken or computer simulators tend to crash but it was a bummer for my little brother who was excited to try the hands on exhibits. Thank goodness the U.S.S. Wisconsin saved the date. A very beautiful ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took children ages 4 and 1 to this museum in order to take a break from the beach. They absolutely loved everything about this! We spent over 2 hours there and hurried along in order to get lunch/naps at a decent time. However, our children could have easily spent all day here. Money we'll spent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a decent museum, but the real draw is the battleship Wisconsin. The best value is to buy the combo pass that includes the Victory Rover cruise (which takes about 2 hours, but is very good).

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Denver, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We where going to visit the USS Wisconsin and found it was attached to Nauticus, so after we toured the Battleship, we walked the floor. This place is a great source for maritime history

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This center informs you about the sea and the bay, along with the life with in them. Learn thing that you never knew about this area of Mother Nature. In addition to informative exhibits and displays, there are areas where you can actually touch and learn about sea life.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Traveled to Virgina Beach over the 7/4 holiday and took a trip to Norfolk to visit Nauticus and the battleship Wisconsin. Purchased joint ticket with the harbor naval base tour for two adults and one child for $80.00. Upgraded to Spy ship Adventure package for an additional $30.00. Started out with the spy ship adventure that took well over an... More

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tauranga newzealand
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had to drag my husband away - our party of 4 were short on time, and unfortunately would have liked to stay all day. Fantastic exhibits and well worth visiting

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