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“Well intentioned, but a bit dull” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Nauticus National Maritime Center

Nauticus National Maritime Center
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
757 664 1000
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Ranked #6 of 26 attractions in Norfolk
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Educational site that allows visitors to learn about sea with interactive exhibits and touch pools.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Well intentioned, but a bit dull”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This museum, while good intentioned, is showing some age and could use a cash infusion. Every exhibit seemed to have something broken on it. Also be aware that the majority of the museum is geared for children 10 years or younger, a fact not well advertised. The naval maritime section was more interesting.

Visited December 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Changing shows, koi to feed out front, easy to get to.. a good family option!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Not a tragedy if you miss this, but fun if added to an existing itinerary. We always ride the ferry around the bay, visit the Pagoda and Chocolage when "do Norfolk". Don't forget to ride the Tide too!

Visited September 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“boring”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't even waist your time. This place is not worth it. Does not have anything worthwild to see in here. It is just a total and complete waste of time and effort. What was Norfolk even thinking

Visited October 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Fun and interactive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went here because my husband wanted to see it. I thought I would be bored, but I wasn't at all. There are so many interactive exhibits and interesting things to see and do around every corner. They made it really interesting even if it's something you might not normally be interested in.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We purchased the combo ticket. The tour of the USS Wisconsin, Maritime Museum and the 2 hour naval shipyard cruise. The cost was 30.00 but you have to go OUTSIDE of the Nauticus building to get that price. If you go inside the museum the ticket costs are much more. We actually asked where the ticket window was for the discount and the Nauticus staff directed us to the window outside of the museum. Plan on at least 3 hours for the ship and museum (movies too) then an additional 2 for the cruise. Great attraction!!

Visited November 2013
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