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USS Wisconsin

Address: Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Cultural
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Ships, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It's cool to see the inside of the ship. You can view the living quarters, offices and much more below decks now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was an accidental side trip for us while waiting for the Naval Base cruise. USS Wisconsin is one of 4 Iowa class battleships ever built and was involved in every major conflict from WWII to Desert Storm before it was retired. It was fascinating to learn of the 16-inch guns firing shells that weigh the size of a Beetle... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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189 reviews 189 reviews
55 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We paid for the Captain's quarter tour and got to see more than just accommodation... we were taken to areas where the captain sat on a very high deck to command the ship ( no, not the bridge, this was higher) This area could be sealed for extra protection. The one thing that should be improved was that there was... More 

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I spent a few years in the Navy back in the 1980s, but on a much smaller ship. We had already been in Norfolk for a harbor cruise and had some time available, so we took advantage by visiting this awesome ship. It is a self-guided tour through many of the upper decks. Totally fascinating. If I have one desire,... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have visited many ships while vacationing and this is one of the newer ones. Great affordable activity for families and great gift shop for the moms visiting! 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 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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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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