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“Planes Planes Planes”

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Ranked #37 of 1,093 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Planes Planes Planes”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

If you like planes you'll love this. The intrepid was massive. We spent four hours there walking about it trying to get round everything. You have to queue to get on the Growler submarine however it's worth it.

Visited March 2012
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“Fun and Interesting for all ages”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

I took my two children, almost 12 and 13. It was a nice day, and we were able to walk around the carrier. The museum is interesting, and the size is manageable for a short visit. We did all three of the interactive rides, and they were all a lot of fun.

Visited March 2012
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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“A must see for history or aviation buffs”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

I've been to the USS Midway in San Diego and the USS Yorktown in Charleston and was impressed with both, but the USS Intrepid proved to be my favorite of the three aircraft carrier museums. The view from the top deck of the Hudson River and Manhattan is spectacular and it is very cool to see a Blackbird supersonic jet right there with the skyscrapers in the background. The interior of the ship on the hangar deck is highly interactive and kept my toddler daughter intrigued for a while (elevators made it easy to get around with her stroller). I wish the Concorde had been available for freestyle public viewing but you have to get on the daily tour to see the plane's interior. Also notable is the steel September 11 memorial on the pier behind the ship along the river. We greatly enjoyed our visit to the ship and look forward to returning when the Space Shuttle arrives later this year!

Visited March 2012
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Oakville, Ontario
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“Excellent museum - very interesting experience”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We went to this attraction in our last trip to New York few days ago. Our first time in the Museum and it was awesome. It was very interesting for all my family to have the opportunity to enter into a submarine and all the rest of the museum. My kids 14, 12 and 10 years old really enjoyed the visit. We spend like 3 hours on it, there is a lot to review and visit. Excellent experience are the simulators, don't miss them. And something very exciting was the opportunity to talk to volunteers that were part of the U.S. Navy on those years.

Visited March 2012
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Bronx, New York
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“Interesting, famous & great place of history & learning”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

To see this nearly destroyed ship and learn about it's history is only part of the proud displays of American enginuity, sacrifice and accomplishment. Don't miss the submarine tour!

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