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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 187 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Military Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Toured this with my husband on a weekday. Lots of walking, wear good shoes. Cool layout and good value with the audio tour being included. Nice little cafe area as well and close to other areas on the harbor that are nice to visit. Enjoyed this overall and my husband really thought it was cool. I can see someone interested... More

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Louisburg, Kansas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We spent 5 hours there and could have stayed longer! So much to see! Free audio tour to go along. Veterans working who have great stories and information to share. The food at the restaurant was really good, too. The views from the top deck are fantastic!

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Pocatello
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

WOW this was great amazing that this giant ship can float and land airplanes must see and do a true wonder of America

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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to San Diego many times and never took the time to tour the ship. but this time I made sure I did and loved every inch of it. It's a full afternoon of exploring so wear comfy shoes and head out. We did the bridge tour early, as I heard there can be a wait so head... More

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Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We have 4 kids (ages 7-13). We are just now able to take our kids to museums and historical sights and actually have time to explore with them. The USS midway was great. The adults found it very interesting. The best thing was the audiotour. All visitors were given an audiotour headset. The kids were given some questions to answer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Every age needs to go to this museum. This aircraft carrier is amazing and it is so good to see how some of our Military works and learn about about our history. You can take a self guided tour with headsets that makes it easy and go at your own pace. They have a little outdoor restaurant at the back... More

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California
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Its nice to visit an aircraft carrier. Its quite impressive. Very convenient to visit with plenty of parking space. Very reasonable admission fee. The carrier is truely impressive in both its size and history. A must see if in the area

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Anaheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the USS Midway in November 2014. The ship has numerous helicopters and jets on the deck fully restored with mock missiles and weapons. There are staff there with military experience to speak about various jets and helicopters, amazing! Real life cockpits you can sit in and actual simators you can enter and feel the real jet flight experience.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Please make sure you put some time to one side for this tour. It will take you about 3 to 4 hours to get around the whole of the carrier.

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Idaho Falls, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We spent about 4 hours touring the USS Midway in November, 2014, and had a great visit. The sheer size of the ship is astounding. We skipped the audio tour since we were there with our daughter, our son-in-law and another Marine friend of theirs, and the friend had been deployed twice on a different air craft carrier and was... More

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