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USS Midway Museum, San Diego

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An active naval aircraft carrier for nearly 50 years, USS Midway Museum now displays 29 restored planes and 60 interactive exhibits. You can see what the brig, engine room, pilots' ready rooms, and the crew's sleeping quarters looked like when the country's longest-serving carrier was on active duty. Explore the upper deck's bridge and the war room, or descend to the flight deck to discover the history behind some of the country's renowned military aircraft. Try out the flight simulators, or take a narrated audio tour. Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs. Add USS Midway Museum and other attractions to your San Diego trip itinerary using our San Diego holiday planner.
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  • Went with my 11 and 9 yr old kids. Hard to get them out. I'm glad they are starting to learn some history. It will take at least a couple of hours to walk the self guided tour. Get the headphones!  more »
  • We went here after hearing from friends in the area to go see this attraction. The ship is beautiful. The staff is awesome and the displays are so impressive! Souvenir shop is pricey as well as the fo...  more »
  • This is a living monument to the sailors and aviators who have fought and died for our country. The sheer size of this ship hits you when you first walk up to it, and climbing to the flight deck makes...  more »
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  • The audio tour does a good job of explaining what you are seeing while going around the ship. There's so much to do and to keep you busy for hours. Almost every room around ship had a volunteer who was willing to answer any questions you had or tell you some stories. The flight deck had some retired pilots explaining the landing and takeoff procedures like how they worked and how difficult it could be. Every staff member was extremely nice and I very much enjoyed my time here. It was well put together and I would come back again.
  • Amazing. You can't go wrong by stopping by here while your in San Diego. It is just a huge airship, and it is fun to go through the sleeping quarters and control centers of the ship. The planes on the top deck are awesome, and I love how there are little presentations happening around the ship. Great photo opportunities.
  • It was a real pleasure to tour the Midway and get to know what life is like for our sailors. The tour guides were courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about the vessel and its history. The audio guides added a great back story to each point of interest. The mannequins placed about the vessel to represent the crew were creepy and/or comical, but ultimately harmless.
  • This something worth seeing. We went on a guided tour and then just walked around the ship. We also went down to the bottom of the ship (something missed by most) and talked with an excellent docent. The tour was well done and very informative. Tickets may be bought in advance on line and I recommend it.
  • This life long San Diegan is proud to welcome home one of history's most decorated ship. This ship has time and again altered the course of history. We would not be the same country without it's sacrifice and service. You can visit a floating piece of history and learn from their very knowledgeable docent. It's literally a ship load of fun and learning.