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Review of U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Naval Academy
Ranked #1 of 86 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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“USNA a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Take a tour through the Visitor's Center, eat in the Alley, talk to the Midshipman, be there for lunch formation, check the events online since spring/fall there are a lot of concerts (free), go on Induction Day or Herndon (check website), be sure to tour Bancroft & Dahlgren Halls as well as the museum. We make similar recommendations regarding West Point, the Air Force Academy and the Coast Guard Academy (and the Citadel). If you are engineering or science oriented, try to arrange a tour of class research space - awesome!

Visited May 2014
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Educational & Informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great stop in our exploration of Annapolis. The guided tour is worth the $...our guide was full of information we would never have discovered on our own. The buildings are beautiful and impressive. Great to hear how our naval leaders are trained.

Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Impressive & motivating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Thrilled to visit the campus and see the chapel & Preble Hall as my grandfather, father & brother all served in the Navy. Midshipmen were so polite providing information. Wished we had a chance to see formations! You have to have a picture ID to get on the campus. Thank you all for your service and dedication. Wear sneakers so you can walk everywhere. Jean Paul Jones crypt was beautiful.

Visited April 2014
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Ridgecrest, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Go Navy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

I come from a Navy family, this learning institution is part of my family-fabric. While there is plenty to see in terms of memorials and honorariums, it's what isn't typically seen unless you are a student. If ever you have a chance to take the guided tour with a docent or a self guided tour, take the time to enjoy the sights and sounds found on the "Yard" and consider what USNA has provided to our country in terms of leaders; military, science and engineering, or private citizens as businessmen after their committment has been served. Regarding Division I athletics, being ranked number one isn't the primary measure of academic success...something the NC2A would do well to consider. Go Navy! Beat Army!

Visited April 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Access through Gate 1 not far from the Marina. For foreigners a passport is compulsory. Once in the visitor center you have a nice movie and the option of a 10$ guided tour which make the bucks. A former Marine makes a great 90 mins walk on the grounds with a lot of insights. The main building is impressive, as well as the entire compound. You can walk on the grounds unguided too.

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