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USS Midway Museum, San Diego

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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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  • Super cool Midway aircraft carrier with all kinds of military jets and helicopters on deck. You could spend a few hours going walking though the maze of decks and hallways. I especially liked the... 
    Super cool Midway aircraft carrier with all kinds of military jets and helicopters on deck. You could spend a few hours going walking though the maze of decks and hallways. I especially liked the...  more »
  • We spent 3 hours touring the ship and learned a lot about the ship and its' operation as well as some of the different battles. The gentlemen who were volunteers were very knowledgeable and we really....  more
    We spent 3 hours touring the ship and learned a lot about the ship and its' operation as well as some of the different battles. The gentlemen who were volunteers were very knowledgeable and we really....  more »
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  • The USS Midway is a unique attraction is San Diego Harbor. The US Navy has played a central role in San Diego's history and this floating museum effectively presents that story while being a literal piece of it. The tour is a great introduction to life in a Navy ship, with bits and pieces of the Midway's history along the way. There is an impressive collection of aircraft on display, with plenty of opportunities to climb in and explore each plane. Be aware, much of the tour requires moving up and down on narrow stairs, although there are elevators added for wheelchair accessibility. A legion of volunteers are in hands to answer and questions or assist with your visit. This really is a great way to spend an hour or four walking through the history of the shop and appreciate the life and working environment of the US Navy.
  • Great place to go visit and learn some history! The kids did the junior pilot program (Free), which involved answering 6 multiple choice questions to get golden pilot wings. This was good as the kids were so engaged covering the questions that enabled us to see the whole USS Midway. Also, there's plenty of interactive displays and lots of planes plus a 15 minute video of the battle for Midway, which was well done. In all plan to spend 2-3 hrs at this attraction. After going here you can walk to Seaport village and spends some time enjoying the fresh sea breeze.

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