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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship
Ranked #36 of 196 things to do in Tampa
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed this. For my son 7 this was nearly better than Disney. We had a great time (a good hour) on the ship and the arrows on the floor replaced the guide. I would have nevertheless liked to have a little tour booklet. The price was good and if you have tickets from the aquarium you even get in for less.

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“Interesting but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

It was good but I felt that there should've been a tour guide to help you along. The historical facts were interesting. Good visit for the history enthusiasts. The ship is huge and you can tell its old. Overall a good learning experience.

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Dunedin, Florida
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“Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Was really looking forward to visiting the American Victory. The visit would have been a much more pleasurable experience had it not been such a hot, muggy day. In certain areas of the ship they had standing fans, but none of them were operating so the air was extremely stagnent. I'm sure this is how it was on the ship in the days...but it made the visit extremely uncomfortable. The displays were very interesting...especially since my dad was in the Merchant Marines his entire life. I will go back again, only when it is cooler...whenever that may be!

Visited September 2012
Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great look back at history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Well worth the admission price and very interesting... even using GPS, it was kind of hard to find( lack of signs nearby) but it is behind the Florida Aquarium and you DONT have to pay for parking (right next to ship)...we took a lot of pictures inside and outside of ship.

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Tampa, FL
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“Not really recommended for young kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This would've been alot more fun for kids if there was more going on on the ship. We did a self guided tour of the ship.
The ship is in need of some sprucing up and make it more atractive to tourists.
I understand its a not for profit museum, so i can see why there is not much being done to market it or make it more lively.
i did see a veteran touring the ship and I am sure he enjoyed being on it.
Also it was pretty hot. Best to go when the weather is cooler.

Not for kids
Best for veterans

Visited September 2012
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