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USS Midway Museum, San Diego

4.8
#1 of 844 in Museums in California
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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  • This was an amazing site to see. The self guided tour was great and very informative. I also enjoyed seeing and talking with actual retired crew members who could give a level of insight on the day...  more »
  • This place has so much to see and learn. The docents are so knowledgeable. I got to meet Paul, who has an immense amount of knowledge and expertise. Don't miss sitting in on his lecture about landing....  more »
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  • This museum is an American treasure, just like the ship in its own right. I visited on a weekend and found easy parking ($10) right next to the front gate of the museum. Admission was $23 and money well spent. The tour include three main levels, plus what's called the "island tour" as a fourth, the latter of which is guided and includes the helm and captain's chair. One must be able to climb 32 very steep stairs for the island tour. But it's really great. American history is rich at this place. So wonderful. Four hours passed very quickly although one does not need so much time. But I read a lot, and listed to the included audio clips, and spoke with the staff. The staff is worth mentioning. They were amazing for their friendly hosting and their knowledge. This tour is highly recommended. God Bless America.
  • What a wonderful trip I had to the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum in San Diego California. The tour was awesome and excellent exhibits inside and outside of the aircraft carrier great tour guide school that were former U.S. Navy aviators, excellent gift shop. If you never been on an aircraft carrier do you have to come see the USS Midway aircraft carrier you can learn a lot about the history of this aircraft carrier that played a vital role in American Naval history. If you’re in the San Diego California area take time out and visit the USS Midway aircraft carrier.

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