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Battleship Wisconsin
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Norfolk Passport to Fun
Ranked #2 of 72 things to do in Norfolk
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or, with an additional charge, one of our guided tours that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during WW II. Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 15, 2012

this is a great learning experience for adults and children, the daily operations of this ship, My sister spent 22 years in the Navy, many times at sea , I;m glad she suggested that I visit this ship

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English first
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Interesting & informative”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Stayed the night in Norfolk on a long roadtrip & decided to check out the USS Wisconsin at the urging of our 12 year old son. Originally had planned to take the standard tour (outside deck only) but decided to go with the "below deck" tour. It was more expensive but was well worth it. Our tour guide, Frank, was very knowledgeable about the battleship both during WWII & the Korean War, as well as its recommissioning during the First Gulf War. He had great stories & facts. We also had a volunteer docent, Paul, an active duty Navy seaman, who serves on an aircraft carrier. Between the two of them, we learned so much! The tour includes chow hall, berths, communication rooms, captain's quarters, flagship quarters, firing bay & the bridge. We were lucky with the weather, but wouldn't recommend on a very hot day as the boat has limited AC. I highly recommend this tour-its excellent!!

1 Thank theresaw
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique naval artifact worth seeing”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Wisconsin is one of 4 existing IOWA class Battleships, which were the last--and best--of theit kind. Great ship moored alongside the Nauticus maritime center. The combined tour/visit is well worth the minor expense.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank mongosteve
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Bent mountain, VA
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful Iowa Class Ship”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

It is very moving to be able to walk around on the Wisconsin. The Natuticus museum is tacky and oriented towards children, but it is only the way to get on the Wisconsin. But it's worth it, to walk through Nauticus, in order to be able to visit the Wisconsin.

Visited June 2012
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Upstate NY
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice historical site to visit”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

We needed something to do for a couple of hours, and this was a great place to go. The ship's history is very interesting, and the volunteers were so nice to talk to. One person was a veteran, and we were honored that he took the time to speak with us.

Visited September 2011
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