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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 231 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was a last minute decision, and what a find! My daughter and I had a hoot trying to see the majority of the ship, and earn her "junior wings". The docents are excellent (mostly volunteers). This definitely gives you a somewhat realistic feel for those who serve in our military, and the sacrifices they make.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth touring...docents knowledgeable and awesome to see the planes. Take time to do the bridge tour

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Allentown
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Since most civilians like me will never get a chance to visit an active aircraft carrier, this is the closest you will ever come to getting a feel for what it like to live on this floating city. I can't imagine what it is like when the aircraft are taking off or landing on the deck of this ship. I... More

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Clermont, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This ship is still grand and gives those of us that did not serve in the Navy an up close view of what life is like on a carrier. Walking distance to several other attractions, great restaurants, and lots of shopping.

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Los Angeles
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited as part of an overnight with Scouts. Had a great time, saw lots of the carrier's interior and got a good history of it. Sleeping in the racks was a bit challenging, must have been really hard for the sailors when at sea.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The USS Midway Navy Museum is a great way to spend a couple of hours in San Diego. You get access to everywhere you could possibly want on a real aircraft carrier. Its fun and educational. The flight deck is amazing and showcases a lot of fighter planes and helicopters used by our military over the years. If you want... More

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San Diego, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The USS Midway is a huge aircraft carrier that served the US Navy for 47 years, 1945-1992. It is now a wonderful museum of naval history and aviation. Just about every type of carrier-based aircraft, from WW2 to the first Gulf War, is on exhibit. I especially enjoy it when they have veteran WW2 pilots (a vanishing breed, alas) on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went took our kids, ages 11,9,7, and found the kids tour to be great for them. I would allow at least 3 or 4 hours to enjoy the entire ship. Very educational. I was here about 8 years ago and a lot has been added and it is much better gives a good understanding and appreciation for what life is... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Spent a full 5 hours on the Ship and still missed loads. An absolute must for anyone to just awe at the size of this wonderful old carrier Hard to believe it was built in the 1940's I know its a bit of a 'boy' thing but all the family will love this. The planes and interior areas were amazing.... More

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Tipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic...its all here ... the ship, the planes, its a great attraction, and a tip around the bay to really see how big it is is a must...

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