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USS Wisconsin, Norfolk

Categories: Tourist Spots, Ships
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4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Embark on a guided or self-guided tour of USS Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships the U.S. Navy has ever constructed. The giant, decommissioned battleship, known as "Wisky," was launched Dec. 7, 1943, and served in World War II and the Korean War. Take a tour of the deck, which runs just over 270 m (887 ft). Then choose from two guided tours of the interior of the ship: The Topside Tour provides a look at the administration area, radio room, captain's cabin, and combat engagement center. The Main Street USN Tour gives you a glimpse into the life of a common sailor aboard the ship, where you'll see the ship's laundry, bakery, doughnut shop, and galley. Put USS Wisconsin on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Norfolk trip itinerary planner.
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  • We stayed in Williamsburg and drove to Norfolk to the USS Wisconsin. We took the group tour with Matt and Jacob and were glad we did. Matt once served on the ship which added something special to the ...  read more »
  • The USS Wisconsin is fun and affordable with much history to view and walk through. It is highly recommended while in Norfolk, a lot of fun. 
  • I am more artsy and have no military connections, but guests usually like to go through this once anyway 
  • We did the smaller tour of Nautilus, naval museum, and the self guided tour of the UUS Wisconsin. A decent value. The self guided Wisconsin tour included the deck, inside a turret, and some of the ship's interior. I wish it would have included the control bridge. I would also suggest the ship have more signs describing the rooms and features because most of the time we had no idea what we were looking at.
  • This guy is MASSIVE. Dominates the harbor, and is the greatest looking warship I've ever seen. The guns are impressive, awe-inspiring. This ship saw service in WWII, and was active until the 90's. That in itself is impressive.
  • Awesome museum at Nauticus and USS Wisconsin. The battleship itself can get very hot inside but it was very cool to see all of the inside pieces. Unfortunately the bridge was not open for viewing, which would have made this attraction even better.
  • Great museum and the battleship. We arrived at 2pm and didn't see everything when the museum was closing at 5. Wish we come earlier. A lot of fun and educational stuff in the museum!
  • Only a couple of decks are open to the public. The main turrets, and bridge are all closed. I was disappointed to say the least. The Missouri at least had the entire bridge open for the public, and had more decks open. I visited the Texas and Alabama, and those are a lot better. But overall the Wisky was ok.
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