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“Good Attraction” 5 of 5 stars
Review of USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-9600
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Ranked #2 of 220 attractions in San Diego
Type: Ships, Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircrafts. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego!
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Victoria, Canada
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“Good Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Spent a morning on the USS Midway, after returning from a 20 day cruise through the Panama canal. Interesting to compare the on-board lifestyle of a warship sailor with that of a pampered cruise patron! Very good collection of naval warplanes, and excellent access to all the various parts of the ship. Lots of explanations and well laid out. A very entertaining and informative morning. It is also worthwhile to walk along the waterfront and enjoy the boating activities on the bay, and the restaurants and shops.

Visited April 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Absolute must see !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This was great - plan on at least 4 hours here - probably longer. The guides / staff are passionate about the Midway and USN in general. Their knowledge and in many cases first hand experiences are great and the way the stories are laid out is great. Complimentary audio tours and a great gift shop and food / drink concessions on the stern / fantail of the ship. They do have real ceremonies onboard ( retirements / reenlistments etc ) and you are welcome to watch. I make a point of visiting naval museums across the world and this was just amazing !! Not only the ship but the entire precinct is amazing with sculptures and memorials that need to be seen. Active serving military are given complimentary tickets - just show your Mil ID and that includes any countries military.....no probs at all with Australian ADF ID ..... From the bow on the day we were there, across the bay there were 4 x active USN Aircraft Carriers so a very loyal and proud 'Navy Town' in San Diego. This is an absolute MUST SEE....

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Great history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The vets are wonderful tour guides . All the planes are fascinating to look at you can even climb into a few of them.

Visited April 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I really loved the Midway, what a fantastic piece of history, and what a great museum.Very nice guides, who could tell great stories about live on board, even if you're not into planes, this is a great place to visit, and a absolute must do in San Diego.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The volunteers were very knowledgeable and more enjoyable to talk to than listening to the audio tour.

Visited April 2013
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