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Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
Phone Number:
+1 619-544-9600
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real...

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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It was well worth the time spent to understand what it is like to be on an aircraft carrier and the importance the Midway plated in World War II. Being able to thank the veterans... read more

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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It was well worth the time spent to understand what it is like to be on an aircraft carrier and the importance the Midway plated in World War II. Being able to thank the veterans for serving our country with such valor was heart-warming too.

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Thank Bob W
Hood River, OR, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was well organized. It is ammazing how they utilized space to the max. The tour guides were very familiar with the boast and it's history. If you haven't seen this attraction, I would recommend that you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun for all the family, really well done. The headphones and commentary went down well with the kids, and the captains bridge tour was fantastic. Enjoyed walking through the rooms downstairs. Probably not ideal if you don't like confined or narrow spaces. We loved it though!

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Thank Jen S
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my grandsons had his heart set on visiting the USS MIdway and the USS Iowa but if you had to choose just one, go to the Midway. It is an absolutely fascinating naval museum! There is an audio tour so it's like having your own guide and if you have along the way, the docents are friendly and... More 

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Thank EMKF
Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed the Midway Museum. Our 4 year old loved climbing in and out of the cockpits of the many open planes. It was interesting to see an aircraft carrier first hand. 4 hours was about the right amount of time to see everything. One recommendation would be to head up top and do the Bridge tour first.

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Thank AlaskaJim
Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't get enough of the USS Midway Museum. Every time we go, there is something new open on the ship, and they do a great job with their exhibits. Not every area is open in the ship...yet, and I can't imagine it will be for decades. However, it's still an adventure each time. It's not cheap, but there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is definitely worth the $20 admission fee. Lots of stairs so be prepared. The simulator is a must. Sit in the commanders chairs in the con. Walk down the flight deck and see the actual aircraft.tjis is an amazing vessel.

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Thank Joseph N
Concrete, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My DH and I are in our 40's and really don't get into visiting museums. But we loved the USS Midway! We spent 3 hours there, and could've easily stayed another hour if we had the time. We sat and listened to a former pilot who flew missions over Vietnam from the Midway, and we were just mesmerized listening to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent day out with lots of ex-Navy guys around to answer questions. I'm an engineer so I really enjoyed the planes, engine room and all the details but my wife and 12 year old daughter had a great day too.

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Thank Alan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An historic monument. Big guns jets helicopters, large runway and takeoff area. One of the greatest moment in my life

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