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Nauticus National Maritime Center

1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 664 1000
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Ranked #6 of 28 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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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Informative and educational. We closed the place. If you go off season during the week be forwarned, the cafeteria is closed. Either pack your lunch or the front desk has menus of places that delivers. Jimmy johns is fast and across the street . We found this out of course after we got sandwiches out of the vending machiones

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

the place could use a food place, but very neat and well organized. DO not miss the navy museum. fre but donate something!! you can take the harbor cruises from here, they are well done and on nice vessels.

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King George, Virginia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

the museum itself is very clean and has good exhibits - the right amount of hands on and just look. They had a lot of technology (motion sensing, touch screens, etc.) and all of it was in good working order. We enjoyed the 3D movie but the highlight was touring the battleship USS Wisconsin. next time we will pay more... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friends of ours were visiting the area, so we chose to explore the nauticus museum/USS Wisconsin. It was fun, informative and enjoyable for all ages. The live marine exhibits are great. From sharks to seahorse and crabs as well as interesting displays for kids to try hands-on. Tickets are a bit costly but they do include several attractions.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nauticus National Maritime Center,. The US Wisconsin, and Hampton Roads Naval museum are in the same building. of crouse the Ship is right outside. Both museums were very interesting. The US Wisconsin was a self guided tour. but you can take a guided tour for an extra fee.. Godd half day to see most of the museums.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had an amazing day at Nauticus with the Family. The USS Wisconsin really is an awesome experience for both adults and kids. Nauticus had a fun Spy Ship exhibit that the kids played in for hours. Made learning fun and hands on. Its a hidden surprise in Norfolk to come around the corner and suddenly see this massive ship. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The cruises were awesome, the kids love it. Only $15 per person. The cruise offered very nice bar, food, restaurant, plus we enjoyed a festival in the lawn next to the Nauticus Center.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a great place to visit. The museum is very interesting, lots of great interactive equipment pieces from actual ships that you can see and touch. Lots to see and do even before you actually board the ship. We spent 4 hrs there and still didn't do everything. There is also a shark petting tank to enjoy.

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food it is not the best. No napkins. Ugly unhealthy sandwiches from a machine. The museum is VERY neat. We stayed from 12 till 5 (Winskonsin included)

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

They're is so much to see. I am not a history buff and the battles did not interest me much, but I've spent close to 4 hrs viewing the museum, two fascinating 3D movies, and could have stayed longer if my schedule had allowed. The price was very reasonable for all that was there.

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