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Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-544-9600
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real...
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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A must for any one interested in history

Guides served on this ship so they are very knowledgable and enjoy sharing their stories. We spent 6 hours there and enjoyed every minute

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Guides served on this ship so they are very knowledgable and enjoy sharing their stories. We spent 6 hours there and enjoyed every minute

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great experience. Plan on spending at least 2 hours and for the history buff you can stay all day! Be sure to take the guided tour up to the captain's perch, great view of the flight deck and the surrounding city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not a war buff, history buff, tech, naval, aero 'hobbiest' this deserves the tour. It is so well done with guided tours and so much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Such a great ship to visit. We were there for 5 hours and loved every minute of it. We went directly to the museum after landing at the airport. We had our bags with us, as we were not able to check in our hotel later that day. To our surprise they had a storage area for bags. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great for kids and adults like...Staffed with Vets which is sooo cool. Waiting in line for the simulator is worth it for the kids. Spend time and walk the deck and appreciate the size of the living quarters. Don't for get to thank the Vets for their service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I love military history and the machines we built to fight in it. This is a must see. Wear comfy shoes, steel decks were not built for flip-flips or sandals. Don't bring children who hate history. I was enthralled but my daughter was miserable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I visited the USS Midway after boarding our cruise ship a short distance away. The museum is well run in addition to having an amazing collection. There was a slight delay in picking up an audio guide, then I was off and running. The audio tour and docents provide a good idea of what shipboard life was like. Coming from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Really worth the trip and money (only $20/person) many docents around really wanting to chat - we are not from the US and were there for over 3 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Walk the upper deck and take the tower early to avoid long lines... iif you don't mind small spaces, steep stairs and heights, there is no excuse to miss out on the views and narration!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great overall experience. They did a great job with allowing as much access as possible for the ship and the aircraft present on board. They have attractions for kids and a bar in the back if you enjoy an occasional beer on an aircraft carrier.

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