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USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-9600
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USS Midway Museum
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Ranked #1 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Military Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this...
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Type: Military Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircrafts. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego!
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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Great to see an aircraft carrier. So thankful to the men and women who serve on them because those jobs are very hard and many dangerous. Their bunks are worse than prisoners if not high ranked. LOTS of stairs to climb. It is a workout to see the entire ship.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth the trip, very informative and great for the later generation (myself included) to learn about what it was like during war time. Lovely staff who are up for a chat.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went early and parked onsite for the whole day for $10, taking a harbour cruise late afternoon. There is so much to see on this boat, that we ended up skipping whole sections from lack of time. Lots of technical and historical background, interactive displays and equipment, but the single best part were the AMAZING volunteers, retired servicemen, who... More 

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Lindon, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

An inspiring experience to visit the ship and learn about the sailors. It's a great tribute to our military. It is definitely a must-see attraction for downtown San Diego

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I had a good time here, the sheer size of this ship was amazing and it was interesting to see what goes on beyond the shell. There is an audio tour but the lines were extremely long, so keep that in mind if you want the audio tour. There's plenty of things to climb on and explore so it's great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the experience of seeing how the men and women of this ship lived and worked. Their service is very admirable.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting history from the period after WWII. Great chance to tour a naval air carrier and experience a flight simulator. The ship is very well conserved as one of three aircraft carriers built in West Virginia in the 40s. The only of three in this class that has survived. Difficult due to long lines to get to the ship's bridge.... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We toured the USS Midway on a beautiful sunny December day. Parking is very easy in their lot beside the ship. It is very reasonable at $10.00 for all day. Hint...if you tour the Midway in the am and take the Hornblower whale watching tour in the afternoon you can leave your car in the same spot! We entered the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

son really enjoyed seeing all the planes and learning about the ship. My daughter, not so much. There was a big event going on so some of the exhibits were closed.

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Mountainview, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

As a military (usaf) vet, I enjoyed this attraction. So much to see and learn about a U.S. Aircraft carrier. My advice is to get the island/bridge tour out of the way early and get advice from the many volunteers on staff as to how to best see the ship. Many of them either served on this vessel, or one... More 

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