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“Fabulous views and ships” 5 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 23 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
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.
Raleigh, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous views and ships”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the mother of all naval shipyards and worth a tour! The views of the water are also fabulous.

Visited July 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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296 reviews 296 reviews
48 attraction reviews
Reviews in 99 cities Reviews in 99 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It has been forty years since I had served on a US destroyer, and seeing the new fleet, and the USS Theodore Roosevelt CV-71, which had just returned from a deployment, was a treat.

Visited July 2014
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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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“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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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“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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