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USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-544-9600
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The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircraft. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego!
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910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-544-9600
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Reviewed yesterday

It's not every day you get on board a ship. I thought it all was very interesting but my husband especially enjoyed it as he was in the Navy. The volunteers stationed in various areas on the ship enjoyed the conversations with him as we...More

Thank KeepTheMotorRunning
Reviewed yesterday

The USS Midway is a fascinating look at a true piece of history. There are self-guided tours in several languages and geared to families with kids.

Thank Allison H
Reviewed yesterday

Spent around 3 hours at the museum, the staff are awesome and are retired pilots so full of anecdotes and they are very happy to chat to you. Flight deck is enormous!

Thank ArcticFoxling
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. Lots of information. Plan to spend at least two hours to see everything. The veterans giving talks and information were fantastic.

Thank quikflik
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

my husband and I spent about 3 hours touring this museum and had a blast. it is very memorable and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of informative and educational value. Affordable and a good value. Plan to spend at least half of the day. Great for kids & adults.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was by far one of the highlights of our trip!! Such a unique opportunity to see an aircraft carrier in person. Be sure and spend your time exploring, and make sure you make the climb up to the crow's nest!

Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great place to visit. Huge place so lot's of walking and if you have problems with stairs and ladders you may want to think twice about visiting here. Lots of airplanes on board and great docents and tours!

Thank woadwoman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being a Navy family I enjoyed the tour. If you've ever been to Pearl Harhor and had felt the goose bumps from the past souls that served. The ship has good accessibility for those with a handicap. Parking will cost you $10.00 for a car,...More

Thank TheoKojack
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting insight of the history of a warship from construction to the different engagements it had been in. Lots to see on the different decks from how the crew lived and ate to the different aircraft it carried and the differing roles it had over...More

Thank 86pete57
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12 October 2017|
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Response from NinaW2000 | Reviewed this property |
Tour the bridge first. That takes about 30 minutes. With the remainder of the time stroll by the planes on top deck. If you have time left, walk through the other sections labeled in yellow 1-33 with the headset and stop... More
11 October 2017|
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Response from pscollard | Reviewed this property |
5 hours at least
Christina K
14 August 2017|
Response from Craig F | Reviewed this property |
The USS Midway was commissioned shortly after the end of WW2 and saw active service up until the first Gulf War in 1991 and beyond before becoming a museum moored in San Diego.