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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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Great History

For my history buff husband this was a perfect way to wile away a couple hours waiting for an early evening flight back to WA state. We were there on a hot, muggy day in Nov... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2015
Shannon C
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Marysville
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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is a great floating museum. Its cheap to get in and easily to get to from Ybor. Nice exhibits and history. Fun to walk around and enjoy the nice weather.

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Marysville
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108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2015

For my history buff husband this was a perfect way to wile away a couple hours waiting for an early evening flight back to WA state. We were there on a hot, muggy day in Nov. Only one small room on the ship had AC, otherwise it was way too hot for me. I walked quickly through, then waited the... More 

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2 Thank Shannon C
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is great for people who love history or military families. The cost is $10.00. We had a 2 for 1 coupon so it was a great deal. The ship is very uncomfortable inside due to the heat and humid conditions. They did have fans around the ship but the only one on was at the entrance. We unfortunately visited... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

These ships played such an important role in WWII and to be able to see one was exciting. Allow yourself about an hour to tour it and it can be self guided by following the yellow arrows or attaching yourself to one of the free tours going on. I would liked to have gotten closer to the engine room, but... More 

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Bear
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

It was an uncomfortable outing. I found a few things interesting such as the huge propeller, the ship steering system, and the bunk area. We had a baby with a stroller so this didn't work out well. The ship was very hot.

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Thank Crystal C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

History, especially war time is fascinating & sobering at the same time. Having an opportunity to see & feel where these men walk, slept, ate & worked was inspiring. The living conditions with the war time stress would be unimaginable. I recommend this journey through time, and be thankful for what these brave men endured for our freedom .

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Thank kc13132015
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94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Took this self guided tour of the ship though i was not overly impressed i did enjoy it !. You get to see sleeping quarters ,kitchen,wheelhouse,storage area different decks. I would have liked to see engine room !.

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Thank Anthony B
Norrkoping, Sweden
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2015

A very beautiful old ship which I am glad is preserved for future generations. Visited this place by chance some time ago and was struck by the sheer size of it, pictures doesn't make it justice. Very educational and helpful crew made my visit even better. Why don't you stop by next time you're in Tampa?

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Thank Daniel G
Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015

my husband bucket list. his dad used to work in this ss american victory marine ship now a floating museum at channelside. he loved every minute of our visit there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Having toured USS Midway in San Diego and Intrepid in New York, SS American Victory was a disappointment. You are provided with a walking map of the ship which is impossible to read and follow in the dark of lower decks. Small yellow arrows painted on the floor direct you but to be honest they serve no purpose and you... More 

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