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Review of U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Naval Academy
Ranked #1 of 91 things to do in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 1845, this undergraduate college for the Navy prepares men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
351 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2014

my dad is a grad and I almost went here (kept away by dreams of pro football career that lasted all of 2 preseason games... if you have kid in similar situation, tell them go to the academy), so this was trip down memory lane and it does not disappoint. many scenic points that are short stroll away... take a break from the road and a little walk

Visited March 2014
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East Northport NY
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed at this hotel while my son participated in Candidate Visit Weekend. Great hotel, awesome proximity to Naval Academy

Visited April 2014
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“An Annapolis "can't miss"”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

There is so much to appreciate about the Naval Academy-- the tradition, the grounds, the museum. Do not miss noon formation, truly something to see. Because of time limits and short attention spans of the kids we opted to skip the walking tour, but from the ones we passed, they seemed very worthwhile. We had a great meal in Drydock surrounded by Naval staff, and were blown away by the building it is in. Spend some time in the chapel, it is gorgeous. Allow plenty of time to get through security.

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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing Place”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The place actually takes your breath away. The architecture is amazing. Memorial Hall and the Rotunda of Bancroft hall have some very cool things.... stories of heroes and sacrifices made kept my 15 year old son (who is not very easily impressed if it isn't a video game or have to do with lacrosse) totally silent as he made his way around the rooms. Some of the items around the grounds (for example the figurehead called "Tecumseh") have very cool stories behind them.

We caught a lacrosse game while we were there. The spirit and enthusiasm of the crowd and the team were incredible. I would imagine it is this way for all their sporting events. A fun experience.

Note the visitor center closes (I think at 5 pm) but you can still walk around the grounds. Bring your walking shoes as there is a lot of ground to cover.

Visited April 2014
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous campus”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

No other place like it! Beautiful campus-the chapel was decorated for Easter. Midshipmen everywhere and very helpful & polite. Museum with ship models & John Paul Jone's crypt was impressive. So close to downtown to cover all the sites!

Visited April 2014
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