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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 221 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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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great experience which was made particularly good by the dedicated volunteers that provide information and guidance.

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a very cool, inside look at a massive ship. I liked how you could explore the ship on your own, get an audio tour, or take a guided tour. The deck has a great view of the harbor and a wide variety of planes and helicopters you can see up close.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing museum. Second time visiting this and still wowed by the sheer size and scale of this ship. Excellent on board attractions for all ages. So many great photo opportunities (though you may need to be patient until planes are free of other people). We got there prior to opening and it was busy. Come lunch time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I didn't think i would enjoy this as war and history isn't really my thing but was very pleasantly surprised. well preserved, lots of great information. Loved the planes out on the deck. Son got to go into a couple of them. all in all really cool.

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Clinton, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a lot of fun here. We even had a friend station on the ship. We went the quick tour. They do have an audio tour but didn't have time for it. So much history on this ship. Lots of different air craft to see. You can tour the crew living area and officers area. It was great to... More

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fresno, ca
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to take kids, or military, aviation or naval enthusiasts. The ship is in pretty good condition as are the aircraft. Easy access and a good side event during a San Diego vacation.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visiting the USS Midway Museum gave my family and me a lot of insight as to what an aircraft carrier does, and how it is managed and operated. The visit is facilitated through a comprehensive audio guide and well informed docents. There's a fun game for kids which could earn them some wings, too! Just walking through this vast ship... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Arrive early, because it gets busy, and plan on spending at least half the day because it's a very large ship and the volunteers have done a wonderful job of restoring and opening access to a wide range of the vessel. The static display of aircraft on the flight deck is impressive, but the tour of the 'island' and bridge... More

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sydney
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Allow plenty of time as there is so much to see. It was so interesting to see the conditions the sailors and airmen had to endure. The engineering of the ship is just stunning. It was lovely to see some of the original sailors and airmen giving explanations of various pieces of equipment. We thoroughly enjoyed the time.

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San Ramon, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I've been a fan of military planes since I was a little boy and this was awesome. It is a very kid friendly environment.

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