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Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-544-9600
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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USS Midway Museum

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AMAZING

Outstanding! This place is amazing! Didn't get to see all of it because we went an hour before they closed. I am totally coming back. Very educational, Thank you for a great time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Montclair, California
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Montclair, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding! This place is amazing! Didn't get to see all of it because we went an hour before they closed. I am totally coming back. Very educational, Thank you for a great time!

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Randolph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

They did a wonderful job with this museum. You can walk all over most of the ship. The free audio is definitely worth it if you want to know details and hear stories about what you are looking at. There are veterans in different areas giving talks about their experiences and they do an excellent job. On the main deck,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is nothing like a typical museum you have gone to. Once you enter the aircraft, you will literally forget that you are on it! The place is MASSIVE with so many things you can do. There are so many lessons to learn about on this aircraft. The tours are nicely organized so you won't get lost and the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the USS Midway in February 2015 and it was an amazing experience. I highly recommend the self-guided tour, which is included in the admission price. You get a headset with a hand-held control that allows you to pick what audio you want to listen to depending on where you’re located on the ship. It was... More 

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Holley, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited while on a trip to San Diego. ..it was a great time we spent over 2 hours there and enjoyed every minute. ..we did use the audio tour which was very informative ....it is a must see and do in san diego. ..All the veterans on board are volunteers

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing, the small space alloted a soldier. I don't think we saw the kitchen. I really would have liked to. But my daughter and her father got to see the kit where they were thrown into for serious transgressions. Makes you want to behave. We also saw the huge take - off and parking area for the various aircraft as... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to spend the day visiting this interesting monument. We started off by visiting the lower deck, we were quickly told to visit the Captain’s bridge to avoid long line ups. You will see the navigation bridge, Captain’s bridge and the control bridge. Then we visited the upper deck, a few Helicopters and Fighter Jets. But the best part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I'm sure I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said in the numerous reviews written about the USS Midway Museum. But what I can say is that the history involved with that aircraft carrier, the exhibits, and the knowledgeable docents make the experience well worth the time to visit. My wife and I spent five hours wandering the aircraft... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Probably the best museum I've ever seen. Real pilots and sailors from the Midway made this a once in a lifetime experience.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was an organizational party after a conference all week in San Diego. Because it was in the evening hours we did not have access to the Museum below as it closed for the day. From what we have learned from the staff the museum is a great place to visit. Our event took place on the deck above and... More 

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