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“Awesome Day at the Midway”
Review of USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum
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Ranked #1 of 430 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome Day at the Midway”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband was very interested in visiting the midway and I was pleasantly surprised how much i enjoyed the visit. The volunteer staff are helpful and informative and I was amazed at the sheer size of the vessel. Good value and fun for the whole family.

Visited July 2013
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Espoo, Finland
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“A sight you don't get to see every day”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very well organized site. Speacial thanks to the junior pilot programme which made us all listen the headsets more carefully. And the batch our son got made his day! Don't forget to visit the flight deck!

Visited July 2013
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“Nice tourist stop with a history lesson”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Our family enjoyed our visit to the ship and Bob Hope Memorial right next door. Knowledgeable crew to answer any questions. Good perspective on how life on a ship of this size/age might have been without enemy attack. A lot of steep/narrow claiming of stairs, limited elevator access, you have been warned. Enjoyed the informative audio tour. Spent 2.5 hours and really only glossed over the ship,ran out of time and were not able to see the bridge. We came later in the day and battled to find parking, finally found a spot in the public lot next to the ship, 2 hour maximum (12 minutes per quarter) on the meter was a bummer, as the ramp designated for museum parking was full. Parking spaces were tight for anything but a compact vehicle.

Visited July 2013
Thank LansingMark
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“What A Great Memorial”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went here and were pleasantly surprised. First of all, it's got the best parking....$10 all day. We were right in front of the Midway. This museum is done right. There are people all over to give you info about what you're seeing. There's also an audio guide included in your admission. The cafe out on the deck serves great food and not too expensive. The deck with all the planes was amazing. You can do a simulator ride once you enter which looked fun. We did the extra 30 minute, free escorted tour of the bridge which was done really well by a volunteer who really added to his spiel. We could see from the deck and bridge the nuclear ships (including no. 70 which brough Osama Bin Laden to his watery grave). This is a fantastic place for adults and kids alike.

It is also next to the Bob Hope Memorial, which plays his USO tour audio and the Complete Surrender statue.

Visited July 2013
Thank Lynda L
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Chandler, AZ
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“Great experience and FUN”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Educational and fun. Can spend a whole day here do not try to rush. Top deck can be hot in the sun. Tryto start the day early.

Visited July 2013
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