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Review of USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum
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$16.00*
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$169.00*
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San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles
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$48.00*
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San Diego Shore Excursion: City and La Jolla Coast Tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway (Museum) was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. Visitors explore a floating city at sea, the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and are inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German. Visiting Midway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in San Diego, known around the world as "Navy Town, USA."
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I'm not really a naval history junkie but whenever there is a ship to see, either serving or decommissioned, I like to have a look. Because we were running late, we only got there at 3pm (it shuts at 5pm) so didn't see everything on offer. What we did see and learn made the trip worthwhile. It was a well laid out museum and self guided tour. I would recommend it.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Spent a morning on the USS Midway, after returning from a 20 day cruise through the Panama canal. Interesting to compare the on-board lifestyle of a warship sailor with that of a pampered cruise patron! Very good collection of naval warplanes, and excellent access to all the various parts of the ship. Lots of explanations and well laid out. A very entertaining and informative morning. It is also worthwhile to walk along the waterfront and enjoy the boating activities on the bay, and the restaurants and shops.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

This was great - plan on at least 4 hours here - probably longer. The guides / staff are passionate about the Midway and USN in general. Their knowledge and in many cases first hand experiences are great and the way the stories are laid out is great. Complimentary audio tours and a great gift shop and food / drink concessions on the stern / fantail of the ship. They do have real ceremonies onboard ( retirements / reenlistments etc ) and you are welcome to watch. I make a point of visiting naval museums across the world and this was just amazing !! Not only the ship but the entire precinct is amazing with sculptures and memorials that need to be seen. Active serving military are given complimentary tickets - just show your Mil ID and that includes any countries military.....no probs at all with Australian ADF ID ..... From the bow on the day we were there, across the bay there were 4 x active USN Aircraft Carriers so a very loyal and proud 'Navy Town' in San Diego. This is an absolute MUST SEE....

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The vets are wonderful tour guides . All the planes are fascinating to look at you can even climb into a few of them.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I really loved the Midway, what a fantastic piece of history, and what a great museum.Very nice guides, who could tell great stories about live on board, even if you're not into planes, this is a great place to visit, and a absolute must do in San Diego.

Thank zetep
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