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USS Wisconsin

Address: Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Cultural
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We paid extra for the guided tour and we were not disappointed. Captain Jim (retired Navy Captain) was our tour guide, he was very knowledgeable about the ship. There are areas that require climbing up and down steep steps. We saw the captains quarters (all 3), the bridge and communications room also the area where the Admiral is allowed to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were in town for a day trip and decided to tour the Navy yard in Norfolk and discovered the USS Wisconsin was decommissioned and in Norfolk as well. His grandfather was a navyman so we decided to take a look. We were both amazed at the size of the ship, we'd been to see the USS... More

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have loved battleships ever since the Girl Scouts first took our troop to the Massachusetts. A visit to the Wisconsin is up there on my list. It is massive and impressive! Lots to explore but many areas off limits unless you purchase a private tour (like the bridge). My husband and I enjoyed the museum and the harbor boat... More

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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

While they do not let you see as much of the ship as you may want, you can't help but be amazed at this thing. The scale is incredible. It helps to understand how history unfolded given the incredible force this thing could have unleashed

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

if you are in the area, go check out this interesting memoir of the US Navy. you might be lucky to find a veteran or two to tell stories.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For someone who has never been on a battle ship, the self guided tour was a very exciting experience.

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We got the combo tickets for $30 (museum, self-guided tour of ship & Victory Rover cruise) & did not pay the extra $20 for the guided portion. Based on previous comments we toured the ship mid day & saw the decks, living quarters, post office, chapel and many other areas by ourselves. We were satisfied with what we saw &... More

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

my brother who is currently in the service joined me on this adventure. It was very impressive to see the size and to go below where they ate and slept. Definitely read the history of ship so you can have more appreciation for it. great view of the city form the top deck

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Marlton, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I wish they had told me when I bought my full-price ticket that almost nothing on the Wisconcin would be open to visitors. We got to see the main deck, and one berthing area one deck down, and nothing else. We were not even allowed up to the Bridge or combat center without paying extra for a tour guide, and... More

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Woodland, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was another one of the attractions my wife and I visited on our honeymoon. Very great price and awesome experience. The walk through the museum was pretty awesome. Getting to see different types of equipment from that era and to see how people lived and worked. The battleship was great. You really got to see the inside guts of... More

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