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USS Wisconsin

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Address: Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
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Excellent glimpse into history

The ship is impressive. I think I would have enjoyed it more if we had splurged for the extra $10 each for the guided tour as I had many questions that went unanswered.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The ship is impressive. I think I would have enjoyed it more if we had splurged for the extra $10 each for the guided tour as I had many questions that went unanswered.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You can take a self guided tour or like we did a guided tour. It was very much worth it and we got to meet an ex sailor who had actually been on the ship during his active duty. You get to see some of the private areas with the guided tour also which are not open to the general... More 

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charlotte nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The folks in Norfolk have done a great job presenting the story of the USS Wisconsin. Several tours are offered. We chose the living area tour. Fascinating to see how the officers and sailors lived and worked until the ship was decommissioned. For anyone interested in naval history, this ship should not be missed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We came here and it was incredible the ship was amazing. We went on a self guided tour and saw and learned a lot. It was very interesting. Everyone enjoyed it.

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The history of this ship, and the love its restorers have committed to its preservation, is worth the visit. The adjacent Nauticus National Maritime Center is an excellent precursor for the visit with its many exhibits and films of the USS WISCONSIN's life. I have presided at retirement ceremonies here and recently we had a wreath laying as part of... More 

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Livermore, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This review is for the ship only. The Nauticus National Maritime Center where this is at was very nice but thats another review on their page... Biggest reason for this rating is my comparison to the USS North Carolina which allows visitors to explore way more. This tour of the Wisoncsin was limited to the main deck and a few... More 

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Bayonne
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A very well restored and preserved battleship right Downtown next to the Nauticus Museum. A good full day out for friends and Families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is fun to walk through. My husband is military so we found it interesting to view. It is worth seeing!

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

When we were here a few years back we visited the USS Wisconsin, a WW II battleship. It was under restoration at that time so there was more to be seen in the future. We were greeted on board by great volunteers and best of all, some of the original crew members. What a treat to listen to these great... More 

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Glen Allen, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I do not have a military background but was nonetheless very curious to explore a battleship. The USS Wisconsin was commissioned late in WWII but saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. It was recommissioned for the first gulf war and sent missiles to Baghdad from 400 miles away. So much history! Visitors can choose guided or self-guided tours. I... More 

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