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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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Great day out

Amazing to tour the USS Midway. Some great access areas. Acceptable lunch options which were not too pricey. We were lucky enough to have local friends who managed to purchase... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing to tour the USS Midway. Some great access areas. Acceptable lunch options which were not too pricey. We were lucky enough to have local friends who managed to purchase cheaper tickets via Costco! Parking right next to the Midway for $10. There is another parking place just before the Midway which was $16 for 12 hours. Note, they don't... More 

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Thank Jason B
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

OVERVIEW We had a great time on the Midway, even though we couldn't see anywhere close to the whole thing in 3 hours. "The Island" on the flight deck was definitely a highlight, but make sure to get there early on a busy day. It's a great stop when it gets too hot on the flight deck. TIPS 1) Bring... More 

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oregon
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a quick tour of the USS Midway. We only had 1 1/2 hours prior to closing time (5PM) so we didn't see the entire ship. An interesting thing to do is to go onto the bridge. There is a waiting line and we were one of the last groups to go up. The stairs could be difficult or... More 

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Thank nkwins
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This may be a small aircraft carrier, but it's a lot of walking. There are audio headsets for those who don't want to read or interact with others, and lots of interesting things to see. Oh, almost forgot to mention the stairs. Lots of stairs. Skip the stairclimber today? No problem, we have stairs, we have ALL the stairs. Seriously,... More 

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Thank plucky017
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this museum. So much to see, well worth the fee to visit it. Very interesting, seeing how the crew went about their everday life onboard. Would recommend to anyone going to San Diego. A must see!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous day out for all ages. Very interesting historical floating museum. Staff all very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. So much to don board you definitely need at least half a day to see everything.

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Thank 32Lilly17
renfrewshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good value for money for a tour that can last a good few hours. Top deck a highlight seeing all the planes and fantastic views of the bay area

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Thank saintsfan2012_13
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to see how service staff live on these massive ships. I have more appreciation for the skill of each member of the service personnel. The staff and docents were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The bowels of the ship give you an appreciation for the fact that the ship was also a floating city as well as a military... More 

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Benicia, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good way to learn some history and learn how sailors live and work while at sea. You need to be in reasonable shape if you want to explore most of the ship. The docents are friendly and knowledgable. The audio tour was fair, I ended up not using it and reading the info at each location. A... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth visit, has airplanes, helicopters, uniforms and you can tour around the ship. There is a self-guided audio tour to over 60 locations!

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