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USS Wisconsin

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Address: Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
Phone Number: 7576641000
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A must see if you interested in US Naval history

The Navy does not have any active battleships in the fleet. Imagine steaming across the oceans and engaging the enemy with the 16" guns. The Navy rarely engages in close in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Clive, Iowa
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Navy does not have any active battleships in the fleet. Imagine steaming across the oceans and engaging the enemy with the 16" guns. The Navy rarely engages in close in battles like what was seen on the Wisconsin.

Thank ja1800
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153 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a man nor am I a sailor but this is one outstanding thing to see. The ship has a glorious history and if you are in Norfolk don't miss it.

Thank bakfar
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing beats the chance to see WWII history up close. The Nautilus museum gives a great backdrop of the Naval history of Norfolk

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day touring the USS Wisconsin was truly a eye-opening experience for our family. It gave us a real sense of the magnitude, complexity, a overwhelming power of the ship, and an even deeper appreciation of the greatness of our military men and women. Thanks to our very informative and fun tour guide, Mr. Dan Chamberlin, who's detailed, personal experiences... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a must see in Norfolk! Very cool tours (both the guided and self guided) with lots to see and learn about. The ladders can be a little steep inside the ship for older folks, but it's a lot of fun to roam around and see how it is laid out and picture what life was like!

Thank 761nickn
Newport News, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There is an informative museum and short film before you get on the ship. The ship itself has lots of places open to the public. It is fascinating to see how sailors live. There are guides on board to answer any questions, it seems like most of them are retired navy.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Took the 5 and 7 yr olds for a day of exploring the ship. They loved climbing up and down the ladders, and exploring inside the ship. Ran out of time because there was so much to see. Went next door to Nauticus and did more exploring. Kids really enjoyed it and so did the adults.

1 Thank Stargrl6
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

If you have even the slightest interest in military or naval history, this is a must! Even if you do not -- it is hard not to be awestruck by the opportunity to explore such a massive (literally) piece of history. Not only is this Iowa-class Battleship one of the largest ever made in U.S. history, Wisconsin had a particularly... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We always have a good time walking around the ship and taking a tour to hear the history of it. Be sure to walk around the Navy Museum prior. It'll give you a greater understanding of what you re standing on and what it's been through.

Thank Jessica F
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121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It's amazing to be able to see this amazing peace of history right there and to be able to walk on it and think about what life might have been like. Nice view of the bay and the staff is very nice.

Thank Daniel s

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