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USS Midway Museum, San Diego

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 15,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Is definitely worth a visit. The ship is huge and has to visit many different aircraft & helicopters. The staff is great and some have served on the Midway, what makes it seem very authentic. The stories of these are super exciting.
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  • Had a great visit in this massive ship museum.. electric power could service a city of 1 million people, it used to serve 3,000. meals a day .. a day! whoa! incredible.. gazillion of historical info s...  read more »
  • Firstly, allow a good 3 hours and line up to see the bridge first as they take 20 at a time for the guided tour of that area. This was a very interesting sightseeing tour, audio available, very suitab...  read more »
  • If you are a military enthusiast or just want to be impressed this is the place for you. The ship takes the description of museum to a whole new level. Walk through the entire ship as an electronic guide tells you all about it. However, the best part of the experience is talking to the men who actually served on the ship and are more than willing to share lively story and true story about life on board the USS Midway. Just awesome!
  • A fantastic museum to visit. Walking through the USS Midway is almost like a trip back in time. In the lower decks are many rooms and offices to explore. Kitchens, medical offices, laundry rooms and even the captains chambers. On the upper deck are where the aircraft are located as well as the naval air force control center. If you're patient enough to tp wait, you may even get to sit in the admirals chair. Lots of awesome places to view and take a picture. Grab a bite at the local cafe and don't forget a souvenir!
  • Absolutely awesome museum, and one of the highlights of my trip to San Diego. There is plenty of interesting stuff to see even if you're not really into military museums. All the little details of life on board are really fascinating, from the anchor room to the galley, and for those with a military history interest like myself, there is plenty of it to dig into. It's also just cool to see the planes and walk on the flight deck of an actual aircraft carrier. There's at least four or five hours worth of stuff to do, so the best bet is probably to eat an early lunch and dedicate the afternoon to it. We had four hours there and weren't able to see everything, even with only listening to bits and snatches of the audio tour. My family is pretty hard to please, but this did the trick.
  • I was attached to this magnificent ship from 1981 to 1986 with VA-93 in AIMD, she has a storied history and l can say l enjoyed the best years of my life aboard her. My dream is to one day to return to visit her even though today's super carriers may have excellent crews and tecnology, the Midway has her own unique personality. To tour this ship would be like travelling through time. Thanks CV-41
  • Definitely a great place for tourists and history buffs. It is quite an interesting and fun experience to explore this decommissioned aircraft carrier and piece of history. There are many veterans on this ship who are amazing at explaining different parts of the ship and the stories that occured. A great to take photos, especially on the flight deck. It is located in the bay so you can see the skyline and the Coronado bridge. Admission is reasonable especially since the ship is huge and takes a few hours to completely walk through. The audio guide is also included which is nice. There is paid parking on the premises.
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