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“Pretty Awesome” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk
1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511
(757) 444-7955
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Ranked #8 of 52 things to do in Norfolk
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The oldest naval port in the United States that offers guided tours.
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pretty Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Saw some pretty cool stuff during this tour. Guides were very helpful, and made the tour interesting and fun. Is a little difficult to get to if you are not driving.

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“Just plain cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Have never been to a Naval post prior to this, but it was well worth it. The base is wonderfully maintained and the tour was informative and fun. Such rich history here for sure. The only thing I disliked was we could not photograph the ships as dock. I understand why, but would have still loved to get some up close pics of the Aircraft Carriers.

Visited August 2013
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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“Tour not what it was in day's go by.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I guess you can blame 9/11 for the downsizing of this tour. Photo taking restricted. Nothing of interest up close. A 30 minute ride around the the outskirts of this facility. The closest you get to a ship of pier is about 100 yards. You can see more of interest from the harbor boat tour.

Visited June 2014
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tauranga newzealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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“2 hour harbour cruise aboard Victory Rover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

2 hours and wonderful value for money. With an excellent commentary from a very knowledgeable Captain.
This Naval base has to be seen.

Visited July 2014
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Rockwall, Texas
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“Norfolk naval base”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was awesome to see the battle ships USS Missouri/ USS Truman and aircraft carriers docked at the port.!!. This is where my brother was based at first and then on to other ports. It was a must see for me and my family. Did not take a tour but drove around...so very interesting . The pictures we took turned out amazing!!!

Visited June 2014
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