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USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-9600
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As featured in San Diego for young kids
Ranked #2 of 220 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ships, Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The USS Midway Museum is a real naval aircraft carrier that served in the United States Navy for 47 years.  Large and very impressive, it has real... more »
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

nice restaurants nearby great view nice weather good foos i liked it, amazing musseum realy really really nice

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and daughter did something else but I had a fantastic time with my son here. Lots to see and do and gives a real feel to how it was with lots of details if you are interested, I would have given this 5* anyhow but what lifts this to another level is the old guides who all appeared... More

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Bonita, CA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We've visited so many times with company functions, friends, Poinsettia Bowl luncheons and such ... we always take the opportunity to tour the ship and see history right before our eyes. Great destination for children and history buffs.

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Sacramento, California
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24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband I toured the ship and really only saw a small amount of this ship. The tour includes an audio tour which I loved. We went to the Galley, the Flight deck and when down to sleeping quarters. At some point we were a little claustrophobic and we climbed up and down the narrow ladders to get to many... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great attraction for the whole family. From tours of the ship; airplanes; flight simulators; and a fan tail restaurant - they've done a great job on this.

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Mount Kisco, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see if you are on a long weekend trip to San Diego. Tip: go first thing in the morning when the crowds are lite. You easily get into the bridge tour which is the highlight of the museum. The best are the guides which are all navy retirees and even though most did not service on... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After my teenage sons dissatisfaction with the Torsk submarine in Baltimore I was concerned about their reaction to MIdway. We arrived by trolley from our hotel which was a nice low pressure way to travel. The admission fee was quite reasonable. I found the audio tour good value for money. The volunteers were helpful and knowledgeable. The array of planes... More

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Westminster,MD
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This ship is huge. I wish I had allowed more time to do the entire audio tour from start to finish. The views from the deck are awesome. Well worth the money, but small kids might get bored on the audio tour. I could have spent twice as much time here as I did. The Fantail Café had a surprisingly... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I found it quite a waste of money taking my teenagers 12 and 14 on the Midway. They enjoyed sitting in the planes and having their photos taken - however, were disinterested in listening to the audio recordings of the other parts of the ship. This was an expensive hour - costing us $10 to park the car and $50... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have been here multiple times and still cannot get over the massive size and all the great informative things to see. The displays are amazing and the staff are polite. Our son is really into planes and ships right now so this is perfect for the little plane and ship enthusiasts in your family. There is a lot of... More

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