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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: (813) 228-8766
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Actually, I liked it! How sailors lived on a War Ship over 50 years ago

The interesting part is trying to imagine yourself living on this Cargo War ship. We walked throughout most of the ship and viewed the cooking station, the captains quarters, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
chinos333
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Miami, Florida
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love history and anytime I can experience it first hand, I'm there. Personal were friendly and we'll informed. Love the period music they had playing. I could almost in vision the crew working and living on board. I took my mother and she is 70 years old and was able to go to the very top. Some of the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interesting part is trying to imagine yourself living on this Cargo War ship. We walked throughout most of the ship and viewed the cooking station, the captains quarters, the sailors quarters, the old bathrooms, the decks of the ship. It is not something you see everyday. The day I went, we were almost the only visitors. That made moving... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected a bit more of this, there is not a lot of history to this museum, i know it was a just cargo-ship but i would like to know more about what it did in WWII. I dont think it's all bad after all this old sailor gives you a feel of what it would be like on a... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 7 pm and boarded the ship and found out we should have sat down right then and there at the front of the ship. But we decided to explore the ship. Very hot inside. Another point of reference, make sure you visit here when it's cool outside. Whew, it was HOT inside. By the time we got... More 

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Chattanooga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used Groupon to get tickets because my husband enjoys old military info. Your tour is self-guided, but someone did take us to the engine room to give us more info. It is hot in the summer and there is a lot of walking and stairs.

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this through a groupon and was well worth the price. When we started the tour a guide greeted us and had a wealth of information about the ship. The guide was there because they had a group of young kids doing a tour and he was their guide. He only had about 10 minutes before he had to... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had toured another WWII battleship stationed along the Mississippi River and enjoyed that. We thought this would be another interesting and educational experience. However, we were sadly disappointed. In addition to being incredibly stifling hot inside of the ship, it was not well set up to see much. Few artifacts. Few displays. Not a lot of education. Not much... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My husband enjoyed this ship more than I since he is more familiar with things nautical. I cannot add any more than what Evan has said. When we toured the ship, there were no volunteers or guides of any kind. The only person we saw was the lady who sold us our ticket. I was disappointed that no information/guide was... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Almost didn't go! Glad we did. This is a self guided ship tour, $10 per pp or $5 for veterans. Ship is in obvious need of restoration, but its charm makes up for it! Worth the money and walking, esp. after being let down from the aquarium next door. A must see if in the area.

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Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this ship/museum by accident and were there before it was opened for the day. The ship chaplain Gary saw us wandering around outside and brought us in and gave us a very informative, personal tour. He is passionate about the ship and nautical history and I probably learned more from him than I did in school history... More 

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