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USS Midway Museum

Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-544-9600
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Ranked #1 of 499 things to do in San Diego
Type: Ships, Military museums, Specialty museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this...
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Type: Ships, Military museums, Specialty museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great museum and a great place to bring the family or visit by yourself. So much to see and do. Spending time on the Midway really gives you a real sense of history as you can almost imagine being there when the ship was still in service. Visiting the USS Midway is an absolute must when visiting San Diego.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We unexpectedly had a few days to spend in San Diego, with no itinerary in store for this unexpected trip we quickly just picked a few of the top things to do in San Diego. After deciding to forgo the zoo we made our way to the USS Midway arriving at approximately 2:00 PM. My husband was more excited about... More 

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Lincoln, Ne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a piece of history well worth a visit. The ship is huge and you can easily spend hours here if you are interested in naval history. I'm older and was not able to see everything. Go early so you don't have to wait in long line for guided tours.

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Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not my kind of attraction, but decided to go since I had checked out of my hotel and my flight was not until 10 pm. The plan was to waste an hour walking around and head to the beach for the rest of the afternoon. HOWEVER, I ended up spending 4 hours on the USS Midway, completely fascinated by everything... More 

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Faribault, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, plan on spending a few hours. Great value compared to other touristy places. The veteran speakers on board were awesome

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colorado
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed spending time on this floating chunk of history. Lots to see and do here. Could spend the day or a few hours seeing what like would be like on a fairly recent US warship. The really deal where our countrymen fought and died. Don't miss this very affordable memory.

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Swan River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My daughter and I arrived an hour after opening and stayed until closing, and still missed one tour. In the time we were there we explored every part of the tour, listened to all the audios, had lunch, tried out a flight simulator, and climbed in and out of airplanes and helicopters. If we did it again we would start... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The USS Midway Museum's Battle of Midway Theater is now open, featuring the Battle of Midway. Short (approx 15 minutes), informative, impressive. A must see. The line was short when I visited, so no time was wasted waiting. Immediately to the right when you come aboard. Toss up to see this movie first before the Island tour line on the... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to explore for a few hours. The history, the dynamics of a carrier and how it works and a huge variety of aircraft on her deck are great for the history or flight buff.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant - well worth it - no.1 attraction!!!!!. Go early +start from the top of the ship + work your way to the bottom - ex-navy volunteers will show you around - ask them questions on how life was like during war, etc. - kids loved it.

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