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“A nice way to see an aircraft carrier”

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Ranked #37 of 1,079 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.
Sydney, Australia
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“A nice way to see an aircraft carrier”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

This is quite an impressive attraction for those into ships and planes. Although in december it is quite cold, particularly up on the flight deck which is high over the water and very exposed. A nice surprise is a Concorde aircraft as part of the same attraction.

Visited December 2011
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“Tied for my favorite museum in NYC.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Perfect for all military junkies, pretty cool for kids, and the Concorde for everyone else.

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“American power on display”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Thant the way things should be, American power for peace in a world of loon's

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“Great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

It will set you back $24 dollars per adult but heard alot of others saying that they got coupons from local papers which dramatically reduced the price. The apart from the carrier with an extensive collection of aircraft it has a submarine and Concorde. You need at least 4 hours to see it all and Concorde is at an additional cost. Lots to do with the kids. It also appeared in the movie I am Legend with will smith

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“Really Amazing even if you aren't into the military or boats or planes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

I'm not an avid military fan, nor am I one to get excited over a battleship or war plane but I have to say this was an absolutely awesome visit and I thoroughly recommend it. It is so entertaining, a great day out, has decent food options, really good souvenir store and the exhibits are so interactive and well maintained that you can't help but get hooked. I can imagine anyone who has actually served in the military or who appreciates war battleships & planes would just adore this exhibit. I definitely recommend doing the private tour as it gives you extra access to the planes & helicopters that are roped off (you can sit in some of them) and you have access to other areas that the general admission people don't get to see. It's the best upgrade you'll pay in NYC.

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