Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City

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Manhattan's military and maritime history museum, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum houses a large collection of craft that includes an aircraft carrier, submarine, NASA's prototype space shuttle, and a supersonic reconnaissance plane. Originally opened in 1982, the museum underwent a 22-year renovation of its facilities, reopening in 2008. You can access it by public bus or subway, and spend the day journeying through the evolution of sea, air, and space vessels. The Space Shuttle Pavilion showcases Enterprise, named after the starship from the popular "Star Trek" TV series and built to perform test flights in the atmosphere, along with artifacts, photos, audio, and films covering NASA's space shuttle program. Try your hand at flying a supersonic jet by visiting the virtual flight zone, designed with cutting-edge multi-sensory technology. Put Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and other New York City attractions into our New York City trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We took the 101 tour very early, it is worth the extra money for what you learn and experience especially with teenagers Certainly a must see  more »
  • Beautiful visit, must see this majestic ship and its submarine that tells us our story. Renting an audio guide is essential to understanding.
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  • The Intrepid aircraft carrier is a real floating city transformed into a very well designed museum inside and on the flight deck a remarkable aircraft exhibition. Volunteer veterans are on hand to answer questions and explain. It is easy to imagine life aboard this warship during the great years of history. The space part is also to be discovered with great interest. Expect a good half-day.
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  • I visited this Air and Space Museum while visiting the New York area in November. It is located along the Hudson River and well worth visiting. They have an impressive group of military equipment including an aircraft carrier and post World War Two submarine. There are also a number of airplanes and helicopters on the deck of the aircraft carrier. If you have never been on an aircraft carrier this is you chance to learn how large this key to winning of World War Two was. It is an impressive city on the water that contains thousands of sailors and was very important during the Cold War and is still very important. The fee to see this museum is reasonable and if you are a veteran, there is no fee. I would recommend that you spend at least three hours during your visit as there is so much to see. This included a visit to the inside of the submarine and also the interior of the aircraft carrier. There are also guides that will explain about each of the areas you visit on the aircraft carrier. Also the submarine has excellent diagrams about the history of this important navy ship and explain how they were able to save it from the scrap yard and bring it from the west coast near Seattle to its final resting place here in New York City. I can not recommend a visit to this museum enough. As an American we have all paid for each of these military items and they are one of the reasons that we are a great country and survive in a world full of challenges for a democracy.
  • American history at it's best. A wonderful variety of planes and history of the intrepid and the submarine. Great place to have a fun outing for adults & kids. Its a little pricey but well worth the experience. The grounds are clean & a lot of security to feel safe. Definitely bring some snacks for the kids.
  • Great way to spend half a day. Lots of exhibits inside the aircraft carrier as well as lots to see outside. So many highlights from seeing Blackbird (Lockheed SR71), Space shuttle, Concorde to name but a few. One of the highlights was speaking firsthand with one of the veterans who served on the ship during one of its many journeys. Highly recommended. There are a few steep staircases if you want to head up to the bridge, but otherwise access is very well catered for throughout the ship.
  • Very cool place, nice location and easy access. A great spot for enthusiasts. They feature an extensive collection of military aircraft and equipment. Most areas of the carrier are accessible and there’s also a submarine and a Concorde for you to visit. The space shuttle enterprise has its own pavilion, a huge exhibit dedicated to space travel and the shuttle program. Worth a visit when in NYC.
  • This was an awesome museum! My son is a huge aviation buff so he loved it. The tour of the Concorde was definitely the highlight of the visit. They had a drone exhibit when we were there that was really cool too, makes you think of what the future holds. I would definitely recommend visiting.
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