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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
+1 212-245-0072
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Ranked #35 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. Welcoming over one million visitors annually, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world's first space shuttle that paved the way for America's successful Space Shuttle Program. On display are more than two dozen authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world's fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum also includes the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public; the Exploreum Interactive Hall, a fully interactive exhibit space; an 18,000 sq. ft. education center; and Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust. The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The guys in our group really enjoyed it while the women in our group got a little bored. The flight simulator was a blast and everyone had such a fun time riding it. The other very unique thing is the submarine. I have toured ships like that before but never a submarine. The weather was bad on the day we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

A lot of interesting things to see, planes, helicopters, space shuttle and of course the ship itself.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The museum is a very interesting place to visit for whoever that is interested in military history. Even people interested in aviation will find this museum interesting as it has many different aircrafts on board the Aircraft Carrier to explore. There is also a submarine which makes the museum even more interesting. I recommend taking an afternoon to visit as... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting visit as there is a large range of hardware, stories and memorabilia to see. The flight deck is massive, much bigger than one would imagine. I loved the Lego model of the ship, complete with ship's company and the simulators. A lot to see and read but worth it.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A great sunny day to go down into a nuclear submarine. Also touched a real space shuttle and saw some amazing warplanes on top of the aircraft carrier.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Lame lame lame. What a total shame - this could be so much better. Many of the exhibits are simply replicas, historical information is limited and basic. Might be ok for little kids but as a serious museum where you could actually learn something, forget it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

So great experiencing both submarine, aircrafts, ship and spaceship in one place and with a great Manhattan and New Jersey view too. Going to NY with children this should be "a must do".

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

While interesting, everything cost extra as you went in. Compared to other NYC attractions such as Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island this was very poor value for money Even if you buy a pass, some things are still not included Was somewhat disappointed as had been before and was much better value some years ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took a punt in this a way to kill off a morning before flying home. Only wish we'd had longer, as 3.5 hours was not really enough. Great piece of living history that you could clamber all over. From The Growler submarine, to the Enterprise Space Shuttle, the Top Gun Tomcat and Blackbird Spy plane. All excellent. Opted for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Wow, couldn't have picked a colder day to do this. The ship and sub were brilliant with great staff providing information... Missed out in the aircraft elevator ride by two minutes, but was cool too see! The simulators were brilliant fun, with my wife enjoying sending me inverted multiple times haha.

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