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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
Phone Number: (813) 228-8766
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We enjoyed a tour of this ship. The day we were there, there was a knowledgeable man who gave great info on how the crew loaded and lived on the ship during the war. The extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Su-Ann R
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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed a tour of this ship. The day we were there, there was a knowledgeable man who gave great info on how the crew loaded and lived on the ship during the war. The extra information was an added bonus. Always good to know how very blessed we are to live in such freedom, and to hear of the... More 

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Newark, New York
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The result of countless hours of work on the part of volunteers, this ship, a freighter, has been restored to excellent condition to the point of the steam turbine engine still being functional. Her most recent voyage (of several hours!) was in December 2014. The ship is staffed with friendly and well-informed volunteers who are able to impart the role... More 

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New Jersey
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194 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Learn some history while exploring this ship. Not as great as a battleship or aircraft carrier but a bit different. The signage is horrible and you can't see it from the road, so here's how you get there: Park either at the Aquarium (for a $6 flat fee) or at the parking garage across the street ($1 each half hour).... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our last stop before leaving the Tampa area. It seemed interesting to go on board a ship of this type. The cost was $10/adult and $5/child. We saw everything on the ship in about an hour and 15 minutes. You could stay longer, but we didn't read all that was there to read. My 8 year old loved... More 

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Tennessee
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118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a neat ship to tour and learn more about the merchant marine from WWII and beyond. I wish the tour had been a little more organized and detailed... And it's a small thing, but the arrows on the floor guiding you on your self-directed tour need to be re-painted and more clear - I found myself wandering off-course... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I work with veterans and the opportunity to go aboard this historical vessel from 3 conflicts was very moving. We did a self guided trip and they give you free reign to wander multiple decks and cabins. There are informative plaques to explain the shop and history

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Bellvue, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A self guided tour was worth every penny of the $8 I spent to go aboard. You are allowed to go almost any where you like with out a guide or waiting in line. There are little yellow arrows on the deck to follow so you won't get lost. You often do not get to see the engines but here... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

How grateful we should all be for the preservation of these WW2 ships. My husband's career was in shipbuilding and he was impressed at how well maintained the steel was on this 70 Plus year old ship. We wandered all over the ship at our leisure. Not an activity for small children or anyone having mobility issues as there are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The price was reasonable for the 4 of us to get in. Our kids loved seeing the rooms and going up and down the stairs to the different levels of the ship. It was a really neat experience for us.

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CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to see the SS Victory after a visit to the Aquarium. We ran into Alex, a very knowledgable teen volunteer, who shared a lot of knowledge and shows us around. He made it very interesting for our eight-year-old son and for us, too. It's amazing that this ship still operates and the guns still work. We were... More 

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