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Battleship Wisconsin
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Norfolk Passport to Fun
Ranked #2 of 71 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, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Bozeman, Montana, United States
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I thank my late father for passing on to me his obsession with military history, planes and anything ships. I loved this tour. We spent almost three hours on the boat, investigating any space we could for the "cheap" tour we did. We just bought the cheaper ticket because it still allowed access into quite a few interior spaces and we also added it on to the waterside tour of the naval shipyard. Both tickets were purchased at the window of the Nauticus center. Such a cool family activity.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Battleship Wisconsin”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

It's a must visit for first timers. Great experience. The Museum Crew were excellant. The ship looks and smells like it is ready to get underway.


Thank Gregory K
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Lagos, Nigeria
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82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Undoubtedly interesting..”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Imagine you are on a warship, decommissioned not long ago, with nine 16" guns on the turret, apart from other smaller guns, that once blazed and lit the sky to bring the foes to their knees. And that is USS Wisconsin at Norfolk. Though commissioned during second WW, it was in active service as recently as Gulf War and has fired from its belly sophisticated missiles like Tomahawk and Harpoons. 2000 officers and enlisted men used to work on this massive ship.
The entrance fees is USD 16.50 per person, which includes entry to naval museum also.
Strongly recommend visit to this warship museum while in Norfolk.

Visited July 2014
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Darlington PA
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Day In Norfolk”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved the USS Wisconsin tour, it was a great experience to be on a ship of that magnitude with the history it holds. We recommend that you wear sunscreen as you don't realize how much you are on the deck and reflective sun is all over I ended up getting a bit burned in a short period of time. A must see of you have a chance to be in beautiful Norfolk Virginia.

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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“A definite, must see!”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our first visit to the U. S. S. Wisconson even though we used to live in the area. It was better than expected. The ship was well kept and the vets were more than helpful. We have toured many ships that have been turned into musuems, and this one ranks up there. A must see for anyone who loves U. S. Navy history!

Visited July 2014
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