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USS Midway Museum

910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
+1 619-544-9600
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Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway (Museum) was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. Visitors explore a floating city at sea, the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and are inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German. Visiting Midway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in San Diego, known around the world as "Navy Town, USA."
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910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We watched a veteran volunteer on deck demonstrated how to ensure that aircraft launchbar and holdback fitting are properly seated in the catapult. The crowd was so enthralled by his expert instruction. He is one of many. Audio guides are so informative. 3 hours is...More

1  Thank dudeman8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here for my husband and we actually all really enjoyed it. It is fascinating to actually be able to see how these massive ships function and how the sailors live. They have audio self guided tours so you can cover it as fast...More

Thank JOA09
Reviewed 2 days ago

It will help to imaging the war ship participated during pearl harbor war. Good and great time. Entry ticket is $17.It will be closed during Govt. holidays.

Thank grajesh
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the pleasure of taking two of my brothers-in-law on a tour of the Midway. They were Navy pilots during the Vietnam War and took off and landed on aircraft carriers like the Midway. This was their first visit to the Midway and they...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 days ago

1) The audio guide talks a lot about how the boat works mechanically. 2) Cool collection of historic fighter planes. 3) It was interesting to realize the sheer magnitude of an aircraft carrier and imagine 4,500 people living and working on the ship for months...More

Thank aks49
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the hours we spent on the USS Midway. Extremely interesting. When in San Diego this museum is definitely worth a visit.

Thank sshiel2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our museum tour. Talked with many of the docents which was really interesting because some had served on the Midway and some on other ships. There was a lot of interesting history displayed/shown on the Midway. We purchased tickets...More

Thank rpver
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the USS Midway and expected to just spend about an hour looking around, but we ended up spending 4 hours and loved every minute of it! There is so much to learn about and see, and the docents are incredible and informative. Take the...More

Thank ideal21
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have toured many historical sites but this was one of my favorites. Not only was it interesting to actually tour an aircraft carriers but it was humbling to listen to the veterans that have actually served aboard it and other warships...the true heroes.

Thank Barb E
Reviewed 5 days ago

very nice place to see, great views of the naval ships across the bay and very friendly staff.. Had lots of fun and will visit again

Thank shamrock172
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November 14, 2017|
Response from Mutahir R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are no lockers on the ship as far as I know. But the guys/staff there are super helpful and I think if you tell them your ordeal, they are going to find a way! Hope you enjoy the tour ! (:
October 11, 2017|
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Response from NinaW2000 | Reviewed this property |
Tour the bridge first. That takes about 30 minutes. With the remainder of the time stroll by the planes on top deck. If you have time left, walk through the other sections labeled in yellow 1-33 with the headset and stop... More
October 11, 2017|
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Response from pscollard | Reviewed this property |
5 hours at least