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USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
+1 619-544-9600
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The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircrafts. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
+1 619-544-9600
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Reviewed yesterday

Very impressive sight is the USS Midway. More impressive once you're inside. Great floating museum with the planes and the stories behind them. We started out looking at the planes on the mid deck (Indoors) and went up to the flight deck with an incredible...More

Thank Coder
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The massiveness of the ship will leave you speechless. It definitely is a working city. 16 planes, 4 helicopters on the main deck with about 10 more plans on the lower deck. Your walking tour is well laid out or you can take an audio...More

Thank scoop35311
Reviewed yesterday

We did a private docent tour for a party of 9 with Docent Bob. I can say enough about how he spent so much time with us and our two 90+ year old WW2 veterans we brought with us. WE had 2 wheelchairs in the...More

Thank islandbreezliving
Reviewed yesterday

My daughter wants to be a Navy Pilot, so it is no surprise that she asked if we could visit the Midway on a trip to Ca. We allotted 3 hours for the tour, which worked out to be perfect. We got to see everything...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am generally not interested in military stuffs. However this was a great museum. I never know Midway can hold around 4500 people. No wonder it was called a City in the Sea. It was interesting to see how sailors eat/sleep/work in such confined space.

Thank mmmaaa7890
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun location, great tour of an amazing vessel. We spent a good two hours and didn't come close to seeing it all. Great value, fun retired Navy volunteers and excellent views of downtown and harbor.

Thank Bathums
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the best museums we have ever attended. We did go on a beautiful day, mid-week, just after school started, so we had ideal conditions to take advantage of speaking with the many, many volunteer docents at the Midway, most of whom...More

Thank travelinda20
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the coolest thing we did in San Diego. I appreciated that it was self guided so that you could go at your own pace. We spent about 90 minutes there, but could have easily stayed longer. Our 3 and 5 year old loved...More

Thank Renee24
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was an interesting visit. The battale command center and captain 's dormitories are a must. It was very crouded and we did not want to spend the whole day so we had to skipp the bridge.That was disapointing.

Thank Arad G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Somewhere i would have loved to take my dad!, you can spend a whole day here if you wanted, there are lots of tours and facts going on all the time and the guides have a wealth of knowledge. You are able to get close...More

Thank 19HAY
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Christina K
15 August 2017|
Response from Craig F | Reviewed this property |
The USS Midway was commissioned shortly after the end of WW2 and saw active service up until the first Gulf War in 1991 and beyond before becoming a museum moored in San Diego.
14 August 2017|
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Response from Craig F | Reviewed this property |
They were open the whole time we were there and we arrived at noon and left at 4pm.
28 July 2017|
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Response from Poppin2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'm sure that would be no problem. We were checked for weapons, not for food or beverages.