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“Make a stop here”

Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Ranked #13 of 71 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Make a stop here”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fabulous collection of nautical history, they even have a battleship. Kids will love it and the old, salty Sailors will give you a great tour. What would you expect in a Navy town? Right in the middle of downtown Norfolk and near shopping and some good restaurants. Waterside is in walking distance, not much anymore but a couple popular eateries remain.

Visited July 2013
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Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“1/3 Free, 2/3 Not Free”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Spending two weeks in Williamsburg caused us to look beyond the late 1700's for something to do. Alas, nearby Norfolk has a naval museum including an old war ship! A quick look on travel sites and I learned that the museum was free! That turned out to be 1/3 true. The smallest (but to be fair, a fine part nonetheless) was free, but the most interesting areas, including the Wisconsin battleship, were areas where you needed a paid ticket. It's my own fault, just wish I would have figured that out before arriving.

Visited June 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“history”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

really enjoyed the Naval Museum. we did not want to visit Nauticus or the USS Wisconsin. the Naval Museum is free, you have to climb some steps to get to the entrance. my wife's father was retired Navy and this was perfect.. it is basically a timeline of the United States navy. pictures, models, uniforms, artifacts and much more to be enjoyed. if you or your loved ones are or were Navy, go to this. doesn't take long.

Visited May 2014
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Seattle Washington
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit!”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

I found this very interesting and it kept me entertained while my husband was visiting the Wisconsin. The Wisconsin is way to expensive for retired folks to see....and you have to pay for parking! If you can walk a bit park in the mall parking up the road...still have to pay but much much less. The mall is across the street from the MacArthur Museum. I was fortunate to have an older gentleman give me a tour to this free museum. Enjoyed it very much.

Visited March 2014
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Monroe, GA
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Very informative!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and especially the large IMAX theatre housed there. Excellent display of war birds and vintage space capsules. Seniors get a discount on the tickets.

Visited October 2013
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