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USS Wisconsin

Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We were able to see the ship on the outside, but since we had to travel home, we were not able to wait for the museum to open, or go onto the ship itself. We did, however, get information about the USS Wisconsin from the postings around the dock. There's a really nice park next door, too.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was the highlight of our entire trip. My entire family was just overwhelmed by the size and history of the ship.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I recommend taking the guided tour cost little more but you see more of the ship. They are still working on the engine room they hope to open more of the ship up in the coming year definitely recommend seeming

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Elkridge, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It was great to walk around such an amazing ship with so much history, spanning such a wide range in modern warfare history. We did the self guided tour and it took maybe 2 hours to walk around and see everything. It looks like the organized tours take you more places. Some of the stairways up and down the interior... More

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Kaysville, Utah
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185 reviews 185 reviews
110 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I stopped in here right after a work appointment near by. The ship is truly impressive and a wonderful piece of history. Used since 1943, it was also the first ship to fire Tomahawk missiles in the first war in Iraq. Gained a newfound appreciation for our military as I walked through the ship.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I go to Norfolk every year to go to harbor fest and I make it a point to always go on a tour of the uss Wisconsin. That ship is so cool it really gives you a up close and personal experience of what the crew went through. You wouldnt believe how big it is it has everything from a... More

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Norfolk, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This world war 2 battleship is really something to see they have some navy vets that serviced on the ship from time to time and have so much info about the ship,great visit.

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Lisbon, Portugal
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It was a nice surprise! I was never been in a War boat before, so I was not aware of what I should expect. Some cabins of the boat were closed when I visit it, still it was a nice surprise, as I could get in touch with this kind of experience. I thought it was rather interesting, as it... More

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Lancaster, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We took a guided tour and our guide, Doug (a volunteer), did a fantastic job of describing everything to us. Paul R., a volunteer and current Navy, also tagged along and gave us some great info. We were shown all parts of the ship and they answered all of our questions. Doug even continued to show us around after the... More

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Touring the USS Wisconsin is an incredible adventure. You can roam nearly all over the ship. They have examples of the 16" shells the large guns shot. You can see the sailors and officers living quarters as well as the engine room, gun magazines, etc. If you love Navy ships, you will enjoy this.

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