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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-228-8766
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Very cool

Fun artifacts, great older gentlemen who's worked on the ship forever gave us lots of insight, tips... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
armaurerbaby
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Colgate, Wisconsin
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Memorial Ship

Nice museam, but could be better. First signage is not visible and made it very hard to find the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
jenjen40
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Tampa, Florida
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705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Fun artifacts, great older gentlemen who's worked on the ship forever gave us lots of insight, tips n origins of many common phrases that came from sailing like "4 square meals " n 3 sheets to the wind" Great photo ops , kids 7yo got...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Nice museam, but could be better. First signage is not visible and made it very hard to find the entrance. Put signs up. We had two groups ask my group where they could find the entrance. Second, I realize most workers there were volunteers, but...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We had originally seen the ship from the deck of a cruise ship a couple of years ago and finally returned. Although it is in the process of being restored, there is quite a bit going for it. These ships were built to replace the...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

It is really amazing to think about living on a ship like this, sailing across the ice cold Atlantic and waiting for a torpedo. See a bit of why The Greatest Generation earned the title. I didn't expect to feel this way upon visiting the...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

On a whim, my daughter and I decided to go to tour the Victory at the Port of Tampa today. We did a self-guided tour and made our way around all parts of the ship and we're very impressed with the condition of the Merchant...More

1  Thank SBC75
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

I attended the 30th Anniversary of SOCOM on board this beautiful ship. It truly is a hidden treasure and I think only known by the locals. Please visit her and see Authentic Naval History. The views from all angles of the this ship are breathtaking,...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

We spent about 2 hours aboard the ship, free to explore. I would caution bringing wild or small kids on board as everything is metal with sharp corners. You'd likely need a tetanus shot. The history of the boat is fascinating and the guide is...More

1  Thank Ryan R
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

It is right next to the Florida Aquarium which is great. You can walk around the liberty ship with many exhibits inside, guides to answer questions.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Loved this museum ship! For a small fee, you can explore this absolutely massive ship at your leisure and truly get a feel for our brave veterans' sacrifice and what their life was like as they fought for our country aboard this ship. (Helpful hint...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

First: The nuts and bolts. The ship can be hard to find and there is poor signage. Our GPS signaled three blocks too early and yours might too. Plus, Channelside Drive is also a major cruise port. When the cruise ships are loading or unloading-...More

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Rhonda K
July 31, 2017|
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Response from sorr826 | Reviewed this property |
if you are a historian or just like history, spend as much time Lurking about the ship, but if it's curiosity that is getting you, about an hour should be fine
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Tisha399
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a rainy day activity
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Rickie N
September 29, 2015|
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Response from ebriones68 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds hard. Too many stairs to get to the interesting parts of the Ship.
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