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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Nauticus and USS Wisconsin

Great place for the whole family. Plan on spending at least three - four hours exploring. My first... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brad B
Summerville, South Carolina
USS Wisconsin Battleship. Incredible heat of the greatest generation.

This was my second visit to see this awesome exhibit. This time I brought my 20 year old son from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CathyNGreg M
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Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world. Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for the whole family. Plan on spending at least three - four hours exploring. My first tip is after buying your ticket go to the 2nd floor first and check out the Wisconsin first. A must on a hot summer day. After the...More

1  Thank Brad B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second visit to see this awesome exhibit. This time I brought my 20 year old son from Missouri. He was totally in awe about the immense structure and mechanical display of Engineering and workmanship of the USS Wisconsin. It is a real...More

Thank CathyNGreg M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited along with Battleship Wisconsin. Had some interesting artifacts and history. The 3rd floor was like an aquarium. The Harbor building is also where the Cruise ships come into port.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Nauticus was very well done. We spent about 4 hours or so, which included the self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin. They had several interactive exhibits, movies, and fun facts around the 3 story museum. This is fun for all ages. I like that...More

Thank TravelKat21
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice museum (we purchased admission, as part of a combo ticket with Victory naval cruises). The best part was admission to the USS Wisconsin, and being able to explore that. I'd reserve 2 to 3 hours for exploring this spot.

1  Thank Traveller-BL
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cleverly done. We enjoyed talking with docent who knew a lot about horseshoe crabs and other marine life. An educational museum in downtown Norfolk.

Thank loist51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Naticus is a place to be boating tours. There is Half Moon Bay where you can take the cruise ship out. Then there is Waterside which is very festive with lots to do. Especually when there is a festival there. We had a ball at...More

Thank Carlotta O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here intending to tour the Battleship Wisconsin and didn't realize the fantastic nautical museum attached to it. You could easily spend the good part of the day wandering through all the exhibits. The seond floor is the access point to Battleship Wisconsin. Everyone...More

Thank usatraveler05
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Nauticus for free as part of the ASTC reciprocal program. We spent the majority of our time seeing the Wisconsin (reviewed separately...it's amazing!), but did briefly walk through the displays in the main building as well. While there weren't as many exhibits as...More

Thank civil23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of information on navel subjects. Super friendly and helpful staff. Good and cool facility to cool off during a hot day

Thank long2089
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Amy L
10 April 2017|
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Response from NauticusMarketing | Property representative |
Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages. Visit the City of Norfolk's Parking Department for more information. If you have any more questions... More
15 June 2016|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
We did the $16 ticket, which had the self-tour of Wisconsin..we were so impressed that we put a couple of fives into the donation barrel halfway through. Nauticus is amazing, and the battleship had some docents who took time... More
Beth L
15 February 2015|
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Response from Misifusmiau M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They have microwave too.