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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 #65 of 863 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Military Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

So Interesting - don't be put off by thinking its a 'man' thing - its absolutely brilliant - not what you would expect in NYC

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The carrier itself is huge and impressive just to look at ! The submarine is a must go attraction so you get an idea of high small and architectural optimized it is. The jet fighters are a chapter in itself !! Amazing to see the "Top Gun" jet and the Concord is fantastic !! The "Enterprise" shuttle is huge and... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

With so much to see in NYC it's hard to make time to see a space museum on a ship. However, we were staying at a hotel within walking distance. Seeing the space shuttle up close was very cool and being on the Intrepid was too cool. It was also fun to explore the different areas of the ship. The... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I pre-purchased our tickets before arriving in New York which was simple and non-fuss. When we arrived we went straight to the "will call" window and received our tickets, we also bought the Concordia tour. Our guide Keith was excellent and made our tour very interesting. Suggest you visit the submarine first as the line can get a big long... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Intrepid is now in pretty much the same configuration as she was when decommissioned, so shows very little of the armaments that she carried during WW2. The main hanger deck, flight deck, control tower and some officers quarters we open. Unlike warship exhibits in other countries (eg HMCS Sackville in Halifax NS and HMS Tiger in London England) this exhibit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the Intrepid as had good review from a friend. We thought the price at 35 dollars was cheap. This included the Growler and Enterprise. There is so much to see we spent about 4 hours just walking around. The exhibits are great and the planes on the top deck are a real collection of Uses and Russian. Best... More

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Recommended to visit ISA&SM. More than lived up to expectations. The planes are fab. The simulators are the best ever. Persuaded my partner to join me (had to have 2 people in capsule) Its poss to loop, roll etc. in the capsule - it was amazing, Debs who is normally a bad passenger in a car loved it too -... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Built during WW II and fought at the Battle of Leyete Gulf and also saw action in the Vietnam War. Recovery ship for Mercury and Gemini space missions. Docked on Manhattans west side along with submarine USS Growler. Her flight deck is adorned with aircraft dating back to Korean War to include helicopters. Several aircraft of other nations can be... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Viewing the inside of a WWII Air Craft Carrier & Nuclear Submarine (Growler) was fantastic!! Well worth the $24 per person admittance. You can spend extra to see the Concorde and Space Shuttle, but we didn't care to see those. We arrived on a Sunday morning right when it opened and went straight in line for the Growler Submarine. The... More

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Salt Lake, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Intrepid Museum was a highlight of our visit to New York. If you love ships and things that fly, this is the place. The aircraft carrier is wonderful thing to explore and the exhibits were very interesting. Their collection of aircraft was wonderful too, including the SR71 and the Concorde. However, the real star of this is the Space... More

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