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Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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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Excellent Attraction at San Diego Harbor

Take a self-guided (audio provided) tour of the historic USS Midway. From the planes on the flight deck and the numerous levels below, tour this great ship and review its steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Montgomery Village
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Montgomery Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a self-guided (audio provided) tour of the historic USS Midway. From the planes on the flight deck and the numerous levels below, tour this great ship and review its steep history and contributions. A great attraction for all ages. Provides great views of the harbor and San Diego skyline.

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

Awesome is a word used lightly by me and other reviewers but it is so appropriate in every sense of the word for the USS Midway museum. Be warned you will need at the very least three hours to have a go at seeing everything more if you really take your time. The audio tour is fantastic as it helps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Last month while on a conference in San Diego I had the opportunity to tour the USS Midway.... What I thought was only going to take a few hours turned out to be a day out at one of the most interesting museum visits I have ever had. The displays are outstanding. The history comes alive when you meet the... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

the staff are ao informative the presenters and speakers are veterans so you cant get more real than that... there is sooo much to see and do here we spwnt 3 hours but could of easily done 5. Our 13yo had tired legs from previous days activities so he sat down and listened to the WHOLE audio tour... was amazed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For lover of planes and ships, certainly this one should not be missed. Quite an eye opener to see all the facilities in the ship for their operation, which is already like a small town by itself. They also have the activity sheet for the kids, which upon completion, will grant the kids a wing pin. Nice! Fantail Cafe serves... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Midway was a neat museum, and it was interesting to walk through the ship and see how it worked in wartime. The flight deck is filled with aircraft from the lifetime of the Midway (end of WWII through Desert Storm). The docents are very helpful and really help evoke the story of the museum. The self guided tour was... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Iconic USN aircraft carrier with a long and dramatic career. I was told four hours would do and found myself still touring after six. Obviously this depends on your interest in big ships and planes, but plan for a big day out. A great array of aircraft central to naval aviation over the life of this warship are on display... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a business dinner on top of the Midway. All I can say is wow! We had great views of the city and of Coronado Island. The tour was really neat and provided insight into the Gulf Wars and what our military is like. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was fantastic! We were there for a few hours and still didn't manage to get through it all. Friendly staff and great place for the whole family to visit.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent whole day on the carrier. It was so many things to know. Too many questions left for the next visit. We like this real museum.

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