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Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
Phone Number: 619-544-9600
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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... read more

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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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Urmond
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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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coventry uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this. The history on the ship was really rich, had great knowledgable staff. Was blew away when standing on the top deck. Reccommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I toured the Midway on the recommendation of a family member who had been there. We thought it would be neat to see... However we had no idea how interesting and engaging it would be. Would love to bring our 15 year old daughters to see it.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have toured the USS Midway five times since its opening at the dock over looking the San Diego Bay. Each time I have visited they have openned more parts of the ship and the self guided tours alows you to exprience life aboard an aircraft carrier. All kinds of military aircraft, history tours and even a flight simulator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd heard many good things about the USS Midway museum and were not disappointed. The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable and has been a big highlight of our trip to San Diego. We followed tips from other reviews and headed straight up to the flight deck before the crowds. After taking in a very personal and educational talk from a... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you do not like ships this is a fantastic place to visit. Just book at least half a day, there is so much to see and entertain.

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Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are walking tours that you do on your own with headphones. It was fun and interesting. We didn't want to spend the whole day there but someone certainly could.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't sure whether this would be worth a visit but after seeing it I would definitely recommend to anyone with even a faint interest. We spent approx 4 hours on the ship following the entire tour. You can do it in less time depending on your interest. The tour fully explained life aboard the carrier and its history. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So many feelings experienced on this grand ship. The narrated visits and the hands on tour was exciting. The theatre warmed audiences up but nothing compared to the veterans who talked about everyone's jobs from cook to skipper. The tightness of the sleeping quarters to the ready rooms to the bridge. The veterans really brought home what sailors and aviators... More 

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