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Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
Phone Number: 619-544-9600
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Took the family to see the USS midway , it's amazing walking round the ship looking at all of the cool areas , inside the main hanger they have some old planes and some seats out... read more

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cardiff
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the family to see the USS midway , it's amazing walking round the ship looking at all of the cool areas , inside the main hanger they have some old planes and some seats out of a plane that u can sit in , I can then go down inside the boat to see where the crew sleep and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought we would spend an hour or so on board and after 3 hours we ended up having to leave to get to a baseball game. Tons of stuff to see and the self guided audio tour is great.

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Key west
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent 4+ hours and we didn't see it all. We arrived early and reversed the direction to the audio tour. We went up to the flight deck first for the bridge tour and hear great talks on how planes catapulted off the ship and caught wires to land. We spent 2.5 hrs on the flight deck alone. It was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a highlight of a trip. We spent a half day at the Midway. Exceeded our expectations and we gained a vast amount of knowledge. Kids rode flight simulators and there was great guided tours of the vessel.

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Thank Kate G
Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't think I was going to like this tour but it ended up being really interesting and unique. This ship is huge. The audio tour is worth going through and going through the ship is unlike any tour you've ever been on. They will even take a souvenir picture for you! I really enjoyed this tour. Anyone who loves... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some travelers say it takes all day to see this...I totally think that budgeting 2 hours is adequate unless you are a true naval hero fan and need to read every sign and see every little thing. In 2 hours you can really see most of the neat parts of the ship. Eat before you get to the museum the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The docents made this visit a real treat. They have do many former service people there to explain the vital jobs and processes on an aircraft carrier. Very interesting short movie on the Battle of Midway. Several planes that you can sit in and great tour of the bridge. Excellent value attraction with some thought provoking learning. Best views from... More 

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit! Free audio tour included with each audio site well-marked. Take the tour of "island", the area of flight management and ship navigation, where the ships captain sits, above the actual flight deck. Also, the pilots ready rooms were interesting. Of course, the ship itself and all the planes were fascinating. Such a piece of American history!... More 

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Thank Alison2me
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm really a girlie girlie so I thought I wouldn't care for a battleship museum. Boy was I wrong it was an awesome experience. Walking through made me feel like I was there during that time period. I would suggest the USS Midway Museum to everyone of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit and see for yourselves how life used to be on such a magnificent vessel. Really recommend to visit

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