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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Ranked #78 of 1,153 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. Welcoming over one million visitors annually, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world's first space shuttle that paved the way for America's successful Space Shuttle Program. On display are more than two dozen authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world's fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum also includes the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public; the Exploreum Interactive Hall, a fully interactive exhibit space; an 18,000 sq. ft. education center; and Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust. Download our free iPhone app, Mission Intrepid: Explore Enterprise, from the App Store today, and enhance your experience in the Space Shuttle Pavilion! The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a "must see" for anyone interested in aviation/military history. Great exhibits and the space shuttle pavillion is great. Going below decks to see the internals of an aircraft carrier was really interesting. I didn't do any of the tours but I'm sure they would be great. Concord was cool to look at (again its extra for a tour) and the submarine was interesting too although this part felt a little rushed - due to the obvious lack of space in a sub - you are let into the sub in groups and feel compelled not to dwell and observe before being "pushed" along by those behind you.

Thank Revatron
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We enjoyed looking around the museum and probably could've spent longer here than we did. There's plenty of attractions on each floor and most kids would find it really good fun. We probably enjoyed touring the USS Growler Submarine the most and getting an idea of what it was like to be on board a former nuclear submarine!
We did find the ticket prices pretty expensive for what you got to see, but if this appeals to you then I would recommend you invest the time here and make the trip worthwhile.
The museum is located right next to the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises so it's a good idea to tie these two things together if both appeal to you.

Thank Ross I
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Went through the Growler first. Diesel subs are always cool. What it must have been like living on one of these subs. Walked down toward the concord after. Only guided tours can see the inside anymore. That is total B.S. Headed to the flight deck and it's always nice to see the jets sorta up close. The railings prevent you from really getting close. Not sure how you can harm a fighter jet. Here again, if you pay for the private tour you can get right next to them. More bs. Headed to the air space section next. It was very nicely set up so, yup, you guessed it, so you can touch it. You can't see in it either. They made sure they route you through the trinket shop before you were able to leave. Finished up in the hanger deck. Way too warm. Really just wanted to use the men's room. The biggest plus of the day was the USS New York was docked right next to us one pier over.

1  Thank Ccrawfo
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

I've always wanted to see an aircraft carrier, and this was a great opportunity to be on one and to see all the exhibits there.

My husband was really into all the different planes lined up on the ship; they were so variable. I noticed lots of men were gathered in this section! I was quite enthralled by the space shuttle. I would have loved to go into the submarine there, but I am a little too claustrophobic to attempt it.

Overall a great tour of some unusual items.

Thank onthego1216
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Take the kiddos or those who are kids at heart. My husband and I had a great time "playing" on and in the exhibits. The Zero gravity ride was crazy fun. The ship restorations were great and educational.

Thank sumzsezhi
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