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Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
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+1 619-544-9600
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real...

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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An amazing experience

Having spent time on this ship was in the Navy I was quite happy to find that it was now a museum in San Diego. Upon first seeing it in 30 years, I have to admit that it was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having spent time on this ship was in the Navy I was quite happy to find that it was now a museum in San Diego. Upon first seeing it in 30 years, I have to admit that it was a flood of memories back to when I was young. Stepping aboard it was even stronger. Theres this smell of a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another whole day out , so much to see , more and adult than small children thing to do , lots of stairs to climb so quite an active day . It really gives you an idea of what it would be like to be on board

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm ex-navy and so know quite a lot about ships, but the USS Midway has been converted into a great naval aviation museum. Interesting and well worth a visit. Staff enthusiastic, friendly and helpful.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting piece of US history and a must-see attraction when you're in San Diego. This ship is BIG and has many decks, so you can easily spend 6 hours seeing everything. It is worth seeing the Battle of Midway movie at the start of your tour as it sets the tone for what you will see. And at lunchtime,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Defiantly has earned its #1 spot in San Diego. It was an awesome day. There is so much to do and see of the ship and the sheer size will blow your mind. Don't miss this if you have some free time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like military stuff, planes or big ships, this museum is for you. Lots of retired military volunteering throughout the museum answering questions. Enough to see for about two hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting, but a little tiring. Air craft carrier is huge! Lots of stairs and watch your head!! Low overhead entry in cabin quarters!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best thing in San Diego. 20% of San Diego employment is apparently related to the Navy. This museum is true to life. Fantastic display of many different military aircraft on board a decommissioned aircraft carrier. There is a fighter plane flight simulator which I highly recommend. Very informative museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 9:30 and were first in line. Booked our tickets ahead of time using Groupon and saved $5 per ticket. Upon the advice of the docents, we went up to the flight deck first and got in the line for the bridge and flight command center, as on a busy day they can only handle a limited number... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Midway is a large "museum" , allow for several hours if you are the sort to take in all an attraction has to offer. Everyone was helpful and knowledgeable. Only hiccup: on the website it states that active Military and firefighters receive complimentary admission. This is only for US personnel. As a Firefighter from Canada I was given half... More 

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