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USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-9600
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USS Midway Museum
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Ranked #1 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Military Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, 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, 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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Lindon, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

An inspiring experience to visit the ship and learn about the sailors. It's a great tribute to our military. It is definitely a must-see attraction for downtown San Diego

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I had a good time here, the sheer size of this ship was amazing and it was interesting to see what goes on beyond the shell. There is an audio tour but the lines were extremely long, so keep that in mind if you want the audio tour. There's plenty of things to climb on and explore so it's great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the experience of seeing how the men and women of this ship lived and worked. Their service is very admirable.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting history from the period after WWII. Great chance to tour a naval air carrier and experience a flight simulator. The ship is very well conserved as one of three aircraft carriers built in West Virginia in the 40s. The only of three in this class that has survived. Difficult due to long lines to get to the ship's bridge.... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We toured the USS Midway on a beautiful sunny December day. Parking is very easy in their lot beside the ship. It is very reasonable at $10.00 for all day. Hint...if you tour the Midway in the am and take the Hornblower whale watching tour in the afternoon you can leave your car in the same spot! We entered the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

son really enjoyed seeing all the planes and learning about the ship. My daughter, not so much. There was a big event going on so some of the exhibits were closed.

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Mountainview, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

As a military (usaf) vet, I enjoyed this attraction. So much to see and learn about a U.S. Aircraft carrier. My advice is to get the island/bridge tour out of the way early and get advice from the many volunteers on staff as to how to best see the ship. Many of them either served on this vessel, or one... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Get a "real life" tour of a naval air carrier with docents who are ex military. Be sure to got to top first because wait time gets longer as day goes on. No guest I've taken there has ever been disappointed, and as a local host, I enjoy the repeat visits

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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Self-guided tour for adults narrated by Midway sailors. Don't miss flight simulators, historical videos, knot-tying demos. It was an exciting giant aircraft carrier. We even got to see the "bombers" new carrier, hoisted above the Midway! The ship, the fuel, the crew! Climb-in bunks, cockpits, jail, showers, fire stations, chow line, mess deck, captain's cabins, etc.! Many, many aircrafts and... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely somewhere you want to take the kids out to on any given day. There is so much history surrounding this attraction, and I am one of the biggest history junkies out there. Very cool experience doing the audio guided tour.

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