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“Great tourist attraction well worth a visit”
Review of USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum
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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“Great tourist attraction well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

A very good attraction with lots to see and a lot of history about he ship and how and when it was made.

Visited December 2013
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Walnut Creek, California
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“Educational experience”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Wow! What an impressive ship. I don't know much about the Navy or air craft carriers so this was a great education. The ship was full of retired former crew members of the Midway, telling us all about their experiences. The jets onboard were diverse and extensive in their chronology.
Expect to spend 2-3 hours on board.
There's even a sandwich shop on board if you get hungry.

Visited January 2014
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West Branch, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice half day”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a nice half day trip. Our 3 yr old had a great time getting her pilot wings, which helped keep her busy. They have a lot of volunteers on hand to give you information about the carrier and the planes. It was a great visit and would recommend this to anyone visiting San Diego

Visited January 2014
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Rainier, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“If you haven't been, you won't understand”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Reading the pitiful "terrible" and "poor" ratings for this WWII veteran, I realize that people who have never been in the military just don't get it. Midway is a magnificent museum, and extremely well-staffed and maintained. The sights, sounds, steel decks, ladders (yes, Virginia, there are ladders on Navy ships, not spiral staircases), even the smells, are evocative of what a real fighting ship is all about. Have not visited Hornet in Alameda, or Intrepid in New York, but after serving in three different carriers, I truly enjoyed my time aboard Midway. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but most of the complainers wouldn't mind spending $150 to see Bieber.

Visited February 2013
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“Awesome Ship”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

The wife, sister, sister-in-law of military men, I could not pass this one up and convinced Sam that we had all afternoon for this tour. My husband, our kids and I have visited the BLUE GHOST in Corpus Christi, Tx, many times, and I wanted to see this "newer" model. Discount entrance fees for seniors and former military greatly appreciated, as are the free audio guides which were had so much information while on the tour. Loved the sound effects and the personal stories on the audio guide. We also took the additional (free) tour of the bridge. This is definitely a good educational tour for any age!

Visited January 2014
Thank Irene R
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