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Review of USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum
Ranked #1 of 434 things to do in San Diego
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircrafts. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego!
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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We spent over 4 hrs on the U S S Midway. You need good walking shoes, it is massive and lots of stairs, but well worth it. they had veteran army pilots giving talks which was very interesting to hear first hand the experiences they had on board. I had a better appreciation of our men in service after spending time on board this impressive ship.

Visited March 2013
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Natick, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you have never toured an aircraft carrier, this one is great- wonderful volunteer tour guides (retired vets) who spoke from real experience-

Visited May 2012
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Northridge, CA
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Take a Walk Through History”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I just loved this museum! The friendliness of retired personnel greeting you as you walk the aircraft carrier is priceless! To see the entire ship and listen to the tour will take a good 3 hours. I was humbled to walk the same ship as so many of our heroes and stand on a piece of iconic history! I do suggest that you bring snacks as the food and snacks can be very costly. I would love go back again and hit areas I know I missed. Loved it!!!!

Visited April 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Did not have a lot of time but was well worth the price for what we did see. You could easily spend a day there. Lots of very good displays with many staff to explain them. Fantastic.

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A walk through History”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Midway should be a must for anyone visiting San Diego. The veterans manning the displays are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We spent four hours on the ship and could have stayed longer. After the tour you started to appreciate what the men and women serving on this ship had to endure when at see for long periods of time. The planning required to keep this enormous vessel supplied while at see is mind boggling.

Visited March 2013
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