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5 of 5 bubbles Review of USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum
Ranked #1 of 426 things to do in San Diego
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 aircrafts. 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Well worth it! It was a great day out and you need at least four hours to do it justice, the staff are retired servicemen and do a fabulous job

Visited February 2012
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“Fun and learned a lot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

The audio tour tells you a lot about the midway and you can go at your own pace if needed. Would recommend it.

Visited March 2012
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Temecula, California
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“USS MIDWAY From 1942-1992”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

The USS Midway was a proud addition to the US Naval arsenal inafter the end of WWll. She became active as a strategic weapons platform in the Vietnam War launching several thousand sorties against the stated enemy- the NVA. After the Vietnam Wae the Midway was assigned to Operation Desert Storm, where she served gallantly. It is both fitting and proper that she be berthed in the center of West Coast Naval Activities, and held open to view for all that served aboard to share the pride of her decks and passageways, now in peacetime. It is a wonderful tour fpr youngsters and families to witness what it might be like to go to sea for a long period of time aboard an American Warship, on a search and destroy mission. It also aquaints the visitor with the weaponry available at the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Very well done and a great review of the development of aircraft carriers from the Second World War to today.

Visited December 2011
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“Very interesting - I have no military background at all, but I really enjoy the Midway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

I come from a family with little or no military background, so when it comes to the military, military equipment, etc. I'm pretty much an outsider. However, that said, I really enjoy going to the USS MIdway and find the history of the ship very interesting. We have taken friends/family many times and I would highly recommend it for anyone - especially if you have kids that like boats or aircraft - I think they will really like it. If you are an adult and you don't have to watch after a family, the audio tour is a smart move - but make sure you have the time to go through at a relaxed pace. You get to see pretty much everything - the cafeteria, the bunks, the stations, etc.

As an aside, the view from the carrier deck is excellent and a great photo op of downtown, Point Loma and the harbor. On a nice day (which is most of the year) it is just nice to look at the aircraft (which are very interesting and you can sit in some of them) enjoy the sun and if only they had lounge chairs - it would be perfect!

The ship has a small cafe with tables for lunch and a gift shop. So, if you are spending some time, there is food/drink for all.

Visited August 2011
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