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USS Midway Museum

910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
+1 619-544-9600
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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."
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910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
+1 619-544-9600
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing what sailors had to endure in small quarters! The planes/helicopters are great to examine-well worth the minimal fee to enter

Thank MCB11
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful experience - kids will love all the planes, helicopters on deck - some of which they can sit in! Various Flight Simulators available at reasonable prices! Hungry? There is a restaurant on the fantail, serving mostly Hot Dogs and burgers -- you can...More

Thank dessertgranny
Reviewed yesterday

My family visited the USS Midway Museum in December. I originally thought we would spend a couple hours at the museum and then visit other tourist sites in San Diego. We spent the entire day at the museum! It is incredibly large and you can...More

Thank Victoria H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just a great way to instill a little history to my kids. Numerous former pilots and air crew were readily available and glad to talk. Amazing history and lots of fun

Thank JWeaver032
Reviewed yesterday

If you are a military buff you need to see The Midway Museum, plan on spending 2-3 hours as there is so much to see.The flight deck is very cool.

Thank Colette P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were only in San Diego for the day and just happened upon the USS Midway. We did the tour which took about an hour or so. It is a self-guided tour so you can go at your own pace. There is a huge gift...More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see while in San Diego. We enjoyed the audio self tour throughout the ship. There were many retired service personnel who told about their experiences on the ship or other ships that they had served. Do allow yourself several hours for the tour...More

Thank 647carlaw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I got a veteran discount in here. It is a nice place to visit to see some retired military hardware. On a large boat. The excibits are well maintained and you can take photos there.

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly enjoyable half day touring the flight deck of the Midway museum. Be certain that there are so many interesting things to see that it will take several more visits to the Midway which I enthusiastically look forward to. There are countless audio visual aids...More

Thank ericcP9640QY
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the USS Midway. What an amazing attraction. The ship and its associated war memorabilia were great, but the volunteer docents made the experience over the top. Give yourself plenty of time. You won’t want to rush through this treasure.

Thank Jeffry T
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4 January 2018|
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Response from USS_Midway_Museum | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your interest in our Museum. I would answer your question by pointing out that we are extremely "kid friendly'. Ours is a very hands on museum. We have many exhibits that encourage guest interaction. We... More
15 November 2017|
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Response from USS_Midway_Museum | Property representative |
Our Visitor Center has a place to store luggage, just tell the safety team and they will show you where to go.
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