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USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-9600
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Ranked #2 of 236 Attractions in San Diego
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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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Horgen, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The settingon the aircraft carrier and below deck was great. Really enjoyed the history of the place. The food was ok, not necessarily a place to eat again. There are too many good restaurants in the vicinity.

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Houston, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There are not many opportunities which adequately show how our sailors live while at sea. This, along with the Texas moored in Houston, are two of those great experiences and are not to be missed.

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Santa Clara, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Plan on a long day if you want to see everything and listen to the audio tour. Get to the bridge tour early to avoid a long line. Watch your head as you climb a lot of stairs of the tower. The volunteer guides are great and I learned so much. If you have an interest in American military history... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great for a one time excursion. The tour guides are very knowledgeable glad we did the tour. It took us approx 3 hours to see everything.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

this wouldnt have been a choice for me but my husband was really interested as he is keen on submarines and aircraft carriers. The flight deck was the most interesting. We did a guided tour which was well worth it and made it more interesting for me.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing experience! My Son loved this tour! Realy good and staff very informative! Great views off the surounding waterfront! It was very nice to meet staff who had experienced Military action aboard similar ships! Well Done!!! One of the most memorable visits to San Diego

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The Villages, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was our first time on an aircraft carrier and it was fantastic, There are many stations where volunteers provide lectures on the various aspects of the aircraft carrier . You need at least two to three hours to get a reasonable comprehensive overview of the ship, Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of my trip. Didn't know if we were going to have time to sneak it in but I'm really glad we did. Only downside is we got there a little late (after 3) so we had less than 2 hours to explore. I would recommend allotting plenty of time to be able to see everything without... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Parked on South Side parking for Midway and inadvertently had our car crossing the very tight lined parking spaces. After paying about $4 in quarters to park, when We returned there was a $12.50 ticket plus a $40 charge. The City of San Diego policy is atrocious. The Midway is a must see attraction; too bad the City is so... More

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Crestline, California
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went here as I had read the reviews, and wanted to experience the Midway for ourselves. We were in awe at what life must be like for the men and women of our military. We got lots of exercise, and learned more than any slideshow presentation. One caveat were the small ladders that you had to climb to get... More

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