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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. By using our San Diego trip app , you can arrange your visit to USS Midway Museum and other attractions in San Diego.
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  • The padriotismo of the Americans is contagious in the visit to this carrier. The visit with the Audio guide makes it very interesting because it is not only technical explanation of the plane; But it also narrates experiences lived in it.
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  • 53,000HP engines, 2 20t anchors at the end of 2 20t chains and anchors, the chance to sit in an F14 cockpit labelled Maverick and Goose - it's all there! This is fun and interesting for all ages. We p...  more »
  • We visited on a lovely but breezy Saturday, bring something warm to put on, there seems to be a prevailing breeze off the ocean and you can be cold when standing on deck in the shade. There is lots of...  more »
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  • We enjoyed this museum so much as a family. Very impressed with a smooth entry, kid friendly design/exhibits, and the amazing docents. There was so much to see that after going 2 half days, we still couldn't see it all. Kids ages 6 and 9 enjoyed it, especially sitting in the cockpits, doing the scavenger hunt, and getting their "wings". It was way more than we expected and so much fun! Highly recommend, we will be returning when we can!
  • Super cool experience! MUST see if you haven't participated in the military or would like to show the appreciation to the park. Very insightful as to how these men and women live and work a board this naval warship. It is truly awe inspiring and motivational to see such amazing equipment from many generations of airplanes and helicopters on the flight deck up close and personal. This was the most amazing thing I did while in San Diego and the staff all very knowledgeable and helpful was a true delight to meet the men and women that served on this icon. Truly amazing I can NOT say this enough A++++++++ for $23.00 a true deal to spend a afternoon.
  • I enjoyed my visit to the carrier, if you are into second world war history, this is a good place to get a feel of what it was like being in one of these ships. There is a lot to see in, and out on deck. Parking is available, The entrance price is reasonable, and for AAA members a few bucks discount is available. For those people who likes to read every footnote they see go early and allow enough time for the whole tour, also is best going early as later tend to get a bit crowded for my taste. Overall I recommend it, it's well worth it and very interesting.
  • I always love coming out to see the USS Midway. I have been over a half dozen times and it seems like I always discover some new fact it see a new piece of its history. The area is also very tourist friendly and there are many things to do just steps from the Midway entrance. Take the audio your and give yourself at least a couple of hours to enjoy. Weather send to always be fantastic.
  • Great exhibits. I loved the live lectures on the flight deck about taking off and landing. I also really enjoyed the flight simulator. I wish I had more time to listen to all the unguided tour information from the personal speakers that you get to carry around. If you are planning on going on the carrier, make sure you set aside about 5-6 hours to get to see everything during the week. And I'm assuming you may need more time if on the weekend since there will be more people and longer lines.
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