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USS Midway Museum, San Diego

4.8
#1 of 850 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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  • Great museum, very well laid out with a good mix of exhibits, things to do (climbing into cockpits for photos etc) & activities (VR & cockpit simulators) Plenty of veterans who are willing to talk abo...  more »
  • This was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had. The veterans that donate their time to tell their stories, walk about answering questions made this an even more memorable visit. We wer...  more »
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  • We enjoyed this museum so much as a family. Very impressed with a smooth entry, kid friendly design/exhibits, and the amazing docents. There was so much to see that after going 2 half days, we still couldn't see it all. Kids ages 6 and 9 enjoyed it, especially sitting in the cockpits, doing the scavenger hunt, and getting their "wings". It was way more than we expected and so much fun! Highly recommend, we will be returning when we can!
  • Super cool experience! MUST see if you haven't participated in the military or would like to show the appreciation to the park. Very insightful as to how these men and women live and work a board this naval warship. It is truly awe inspiring and motivational to see such amazing equipment from many generations of airplanes and helicopters on the flight deck up close and personal. This was the most amazing thing I did while in San Diego and the staff all very knowledgeable and helpful was a true delight to meet the men and women that served on this icon. Truly amazing I can NOT say this enough A++++++++ for $23.00 a true deal to spend a afternoon.
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