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USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-9600
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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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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Allow at least 3 to 4 hours to see it all without rushing. Very informative and well designed tours. Audio is free.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The USS Midway museum in San Diego harbor is a unique look into the life on board an aircraft carrier. The self guided tour winds through various parts of the ship offering a look at the living quarters of the officers and crew and various other parts of the vessel. The audio guide, which is included in the cost provides... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The USS Midway tour is terrific. You have access to almost every part of the carrier. The volunteers are enthusiastic and informative. The numbered audio tour is easy to follow. Allow yourself at least three hours and wear real shoes, no flip flops. The ship is in excellent condition. Be prepared to do a lot of climbing up and down... More

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scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Us Midway is not to be missed. Overwhelmed by the sheer size of Midway. Audio is great. People on hand to give you information. Interesting talk about how aircraft land on the ship at night. The experience of going in and out of the sleeping quarters and lecture rooms is memorable. A great adventure. Allow 3-4 hours for visit as... More

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Sandy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The USS Midway was a wonderful Museum. The docents were plentiful and so helpful. The stories from what it was like being at sea from actual sailors and the pilots was a thrill. We love history and really enjoyed seeing everything on the ship. The Souvenirs were too pricey, but it would have been nice to have a commemorative "t... More

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Burbank, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ifnyou ever wanted to see what it is like to be on an aircraft carrier you have to stop. This ship is so full of history I just can't say enough of this great place.

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Waco, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It gives you the feel like you are part of the crew. You crawl around this ship with a self guided audio tour with transmiters that trigger in the area you are in. The airwing is awesome like 15 planes. Take your student IDs to get $5 off. Best attraction in San Diego!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was not intended to be one of the stops on our list when we were on vacation but it was across from our hotel. It was a pretty good tour. A little pricey but I definitely understand why.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The ship is amazing, it is huge. It contains actual airplanes some of which you can sit in the cock pit. Also has flight simulator and other interactive components. The staff are mainly ex-navy and are a wealth of knowledge about the ship and its service. Highly recommended

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We loved the USS Midway. We went with our daughters school for a field trip. By far one of my most favorite field trip. She had such a good time, and they had a lot of hands on activities for they as well. The tour guide was awesome and kept the kids laughing while they were learning.

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