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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

1 Waterside Drive, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 322-2987
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Ranked #15 of 30 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Military Museums
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Virginia to visit with our son, daughter and grandsons and we decided to take them with us for a few days. My husband came up with going to see the cirquesa and it was wonderful , acrobats high wire walks and much much more. When you enter the enormous tent there is umbrella lights... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

this place is in nauticus where the USS Wisconsin is there is a lot of info about the Wisconsin and other ww2 stuff there are 2 bells from 2 ships here it's quite moving

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Roanoke, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Many beautiful models of naval vessels through the ages. Great explanations of the progression of naval science.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited the USS Wisconsin early in the day before it got very warm & humid outdoors. We came back into this air conditioned facility to enjoy a leisure tour and learn of the Naval history of the area. This facility does provide an in-depth history and overview in this field. We found it well worth our time to tour the... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fabulous collection of nautical history, they even have a battleship. Kids will love it and the old, salty Sailors will give you a great tour. What would you expect in a Navy town? Right in the middle of downtown Norfolk and near shopping and some good restaurants. Waterside is in walking distance, not much anymore but a couple popular eateries... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Spending two weeks in Williamsburg caused us to look beyond the late 1700's for something to do. Alas, nearby Norfolk has a naval museum including an old war ship! A quick look on travel sites and I learned that the museum was free! That turned out to be 1/3 true. The smallest (but to be fair, a fine part nonetheless)... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

really enjoyed the Naval Museum. we did not want to visit Nauticus or the USS Wisconsin. the Naval Museum is free, you have to climb some steps to get to the entrance. my wife's father was retired Navy and this was perfect.. it is basically a timeline of the United States navy. pictures, models, uniforms, artifacts and much more to... More

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Black Hawk, South Dakota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is part of the Nauticus and USS Wisconsin attractions and is a must see.You pass thru its lobby on the way to the Wisconsin. Has excellent scale models of many naval ships. Admission is free. One nice part is they have free postcards and historical pamphlets, paid for by your tax dollars. I have reviewed the Nauticus and USS... More

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Seattle Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I found this very interesting and it kept me entertained while my husband was visiting the Wisconsin. The Wisconsin is way to expensive for retired folks to see....and you have to pay for parking! If you can walk a bit park in the mall parking up the road...still have to pay but much much less. The mall is across the... More

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Monroe, GA
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173 reviews 173 reviews
19 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and especially the large IMAX theatre housed there. Excellent display of war birds and vintage space capsules. Seniors get a discount on the tickets.

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