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“On Wisconsin!”

Battleship Wisconsin
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$46.00*
and up
Norfolk Passport to Fun
Ranked #2 of 67 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Wausau, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“On Wisconsin!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

This was a wonderful opportunity to see how our US Navy serves our nation. The ship and the museum were wonderful exhibits! We were able to learn more about our country and history!

Visited June 2012
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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10 reviews
“ON Wisconsin :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

They have an okay museum set up (average) but the ship, itself, was a really great stop. It didn't score an excellent because the top floors are reserved for special tour groups, the inside doesn't have fans, and it's going to be dangerous for older folks who don't get out in the sun/heat much. Looking through the living quarters were neat, but we only had access to the executive quarters.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, IL
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Entertaining for an hour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

I brought a group of teenagers from Chicago to the museum. It took our students about two hours to go through the Nautilus and the retired USS Wisconsin. The museum has a ton of information on the navy and its participation in wars including The Civil War and War of 1812. The museum also profiles the transition from wood to Ironclad ships. Some cool things about the museum were that the students were allowed to touch a small shark in a tank.
Regarding the USS Wisconsin, the group was able to get some great photos on the deck of the ship but you were only allowed on the top desk and a few stairways up from that. You are not allowed inside the ship.

Visited June 2012
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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Must visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Every kids needs to have the experience of being on a Battleship.

Visited June 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“history”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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