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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USS Midway Museum Reviews
ist in jedem fall eine besuch wert, das ist beeindruckend was in diesem schiff alles drin + dran gebaut wurde. more »in each case a visit worth, that is impressive what this ship everything in there + was built on it.
I have been to a lot of military history museums, primarily air and space museums and historical sites. But, this is the best of them all for one stark reason: all of the docents actually served in th... more »
Large and well preserved collection of military history on a floating aircraft carrier museum. Museum is very large with very steep stairs. Wear comfortable shoes. Some decks (lower decks and "the island") have very low ceilings. If you're above 5'11" you will have to watch your head, tilt your neck or maneuver around metal pieces hanging from the ceiling. It's a little warm below deck depending on the time of year All exhibits and well maintained. Many volunteers are veterans that are able to provide additional insight into the exhibits. There is an additional island tour ( included) that gives a tour of the bridge with views of the additional guess if the entire flight deck. There are flight simulators that are an additional cost of $8.00 for the ones that you can actually control/fly. It's about 3 minutes I believe. Two people must ride at a time so the simulator would be balanced (we were told). There are snacks and drinks available for purchase. There are restrooms and also a restaurant with outdoor seating. There is also a gift shop aboard the sell a collection of clothing, military patches, cups, etc. Great experience overall. You can easily make a day of it and spend anywhere from 3 to 6 guess there.
Absolutely a must see place for everybody. Great place to spend 3 or so hours with your family. Discover and explore the inner workings of US Navy carrier that was in service for 50 years. The flight deck has a whole bunch of airplanes that anybody can marvel at and enjoy. The audio tour was very informative and fun as well. Definitely a place to take your family to, especially if you are out of town.
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