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“Experience U.S. History Aboard This Ship”
Review of USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum
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US$18.00*
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum
Ranked #1 of 461 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway (Museum) was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. Visitors explore a floating city at sea, the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and are inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German. Visiting Midway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in San Diego, known around the world as "Navy Town, USA."
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We were on board the ship for most of the day and had a terrific time. There are so many things to see, and the audio tour (included in the admission price) was really interesting. In our time in San Diego, this was definitely a highlight. **Note that there are a lot of narrow, steep staircase/ladders to climb, so this would be a tough tour for anyone with physical limitations.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

While there was nothing we disliked, I must caution you - if you're not up to stair climbing, you will miss out on the best part of the tour - a view from the bridge.

The docents were well-informed, weathered veterans, some of whom served on the Midway during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. They were friendly and knowledgeable, made our visit a pleasure, and we thank them for their service to our country.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Loved the tour of the ship, the self audio headsets, and the wonderful staff who are all over the ship for questions and directions.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Must have some hours to visit each part of this ship!

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Reviewed 15 February 2012

My boyfriend served on the Midway in the Vietnam war so it was with mixed emotions that we toured the aircraft carrier. It was a good experience for him to recall that time of his life and the place he called home for 13 months. I liked hearing his stories and those of the docents who work there. Seeing the planes up close was great too!

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