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“A museum providing an overview of the navy in the area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Ranked #13 of 62 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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145 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A museum providing an overview of the navy in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited the USS Wisconsin early in the day before it got very warm & humid outdoors. We came back into this air conditioned facility to enjoy a leisure tour and learn of the Naval history of the area. This facility does provide an in-depth history and overview in this field. We found it well worth our time to tour the exhibits.

Visited June 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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136 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Make a stop here”
3 of 5 stars 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
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60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“1/3 Free, 2/3 Not Free”
3 of 5 stars 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
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“history”
4 of 5 stars 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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Black Hawk, South Dakota
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111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice Part of the Total Package!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is part of the Nauticus and USS Wisconsin attractions and is a must see.You pass thru its lobby on the way to the Wisconsin. Has excellent scale models of many naval ships. Admission is free.
One nice part is they have free postcards and historical pamphlets, paid for by your tax dollars.
I have reviewed the Nauticus and USS Wisconsin separately.

Visited May 2014
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