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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Our oldest son wants to be an Air Force pilot so you can imagine how much he loved the ship. When we went on the deck it was amazing how large it was.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This museum is very well done. The staff are friendly. If you get a chance, listen to the Veterans speak about their experiences. It is a very large place though, so plan on spending the entire day there. While they do have some wheel chair accessibility, there are many areas that require narrow stairs to see - so be careful.

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Very rare opportunity to visit an aircraft carrier and see all the internals and air craft. Spend at least 2 hours and enjoyable for all ages.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Where else can you visit an aircraft carrier!? So cool! Several stations are manned by former Navy personnel and their comments were so interesting. We went early and had no problem parking on-site ($10), and we were able to visit the whole ship. My kids (15 & 18) absolutely loved the flight simulator ($8 each). You can find discounts on... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The deck is huge and great to host a large erection event/party. It is a little old but it hosted our 3000 strong reception pretty well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

How many chances does the average person get to walk the deck of a Carrier? Yeah, not many. Take the time to visit this ship. You won't regret it

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Marina del Rey, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

You learn so much on this ship! There is so much to see, you really can't see the entire ship without spending most of the day there. Go as early as possible because they usually close early. Definitely worth it for history buffs or anyone looking to learn a thing or two about our history.

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La Grange, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We kicked out our week in San Diego with a docent led tour of the ship. It was a great way to start our trip. Unless you are very familiar with US Navy ships, and carriers in particular, I would highly recommend spending the money on a docent led tour (and I was stationed on a ship myself). You could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Unless you are in the Navy and have been on a carrier ship, you don't know the enormity and the awesomeness of the USS Midway. I was blown away and without words at the size of this ship. It was amazing! They say you need 3 hours to tour it. Because we took the audio tour, listened to the very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

There are planes and helicopters on the flight deck to view and go on which was enjoyed by all of us... Gift shop has really cool stuff for everyone.. Flight simulators on board as well...

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