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USS Midway Museum

Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-544-9600
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Ranked #1 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Military Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this...
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Type: Military Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Wear comfy shoes and if you get there when it opens, go straight to the flight deck control tower. Really great self-guided audio tour is included in your admission price. They have many, many planes on the flight deck that you can walk through. most of them. The audio tour has lots of fist-person narratives. My older teenage kids just... More 

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is must see in San Diego. The history of the USS Midway is so interesting and the size of the ship is unbelievable.If possible you should try and get onto ' The Island'.I queued for 30 minutes but it was well worth it. The guides are all extremely knowledgeable and make the visit worthwhile.You do need quite a long... More 

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milwaukee, wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed and so happy that we took the tour of the USS Midway Museum. Probably spent about 3 hours touring and could have spent even longer, there is so much to see. Just amazing to have the opportunity to see this great ship and to learn about the history of how it got its name. The veterans... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

awesome tour of a bit of history. The Docents are excellent and so enthusiastic !! loved it elevators available for seniors and young children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

While I am not very knowledged about the history of our Nation, I at least felt such deep pride in how so many of our wonderful countries men risked their lives, maybe even died for the rest of us on this ship! There is so much to see! So much to take in! Spend the time and the money to... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very informative speakers. Former pilots and crewmen who served on the ship. Have toured the USS Intrepid prior and the USS Midway tour blew it away,

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Spring Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

it was a wonderful experience looking at the quarters for the crew and the large planes, the crew explains every detail and I would bring my out of town guest to visit this again, thank you for saving this wonderful ship

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was a cool place to see. You really need a long time there. After awhile it got to be the same thing over again. You need to be in shape to climb up and down the ladders to the different decks of the ship.

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Rochester, Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited 2 years ago and didn't even see 1/2 the ship (due to a previously booked boat tour... which was a waste of time and money) so this trip to San Diego we knew this was our 1st stop. Arrive early, at least 30 min prior to opening or better yet get your tickets online and you then stand... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had an event for our society meeting on the midway and a great tour of history, airplanes and an impressive walk around the flight deck and mechanical deck of the largest ship the navy build. Well worth the time to tour it and view the variety of aircraft on the flight deck.

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