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Nauticus

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Address: 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number:
+1 757-664-1000
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world.

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Nauticus is very good.

Great musuem for the whole family. Huge area for children of all ages. Aquarium area has a 'hands on" area. Come pet a shark! Well labelled displays of Naval history. Lots of... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2015
Byrdie122
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Crawfordville, Florida
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Crawfordville, Florida
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great musuem for the whole family. Huge area for children of all ages. Aquarium area has a 'hands on" area. Come pet a shark! Well labelled displays of Naval history. Lots of model ships to look at. $15. admission for adults. seniors disconunted and military discounts. Plenty of benches for a rest stop, restrooms, and handicapped accessible.

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Galway, Ireland
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83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

the centre is excellent and the combined harbour tour is essential! If you are lucky there will be an aircreaft carrier docked

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Windsor, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is of interest to all age groups. Shark 3-D film, etc and many displays which are hands on - shark tank interesting, Sonar, History as well as the Battleship Wisconsin. We also took the Boat Cruise of the harbour - 2 hours - filled with lots of information about US Naval Power and container ships etc.

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Delran, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stopping by on the way home from the Outer Banks we had decided to stop for an hour or two to see the battleship, well five hours later we left, that should give you an idea how much we enjoyed our little excursion. We spent a lot of time in the Naval Museum and were glad we did, a volunteer... More 

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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2015

This naval museum is a history of the Hampton Roads/Norfolk, VA areas. The second floor exhibit is free of charge and is something to see if you are interested in our naval history.

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Eden, NC
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2015

A group of 5 adults toured, but children would enjoy the hands on experience. As the weather was rainy, we did not tour USS Wisconsin. Price was reasonable. Café was on property, too.

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 24, 2015

We spent the whole day at the center......between the USS Wisconsin, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and the other exhibits in the Nauticus bldg. We thought that would be plenty of time but we could have used another day. If you like Military ships make sure to take the guided tour on the US Wisconsin.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015

There was way more to do here than I initially thought. I learned a lot even though I did previously serve in the Navy. Ensure you give yourself enough time to view everything. There are a lot of little artifacts that are great to observe as well and large attractions perfect for the kids. Recommendation: Go on an overcast day,... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you have walking a battleship on your bucket list, the USS Wisconsin will fit the bill. The museum you have to walk through on your way to the boat is worn out and lackluster. We found ourselves practically running through the museum to get to the Wisconsin. The boat itself is interesting, but know that you can't go to... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Excluding the USS Wisconsin, it would not be worth $15, but the battleship is part of it and worth the admission, alone! Nice place, but there's not much there.

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