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USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

Museum and Boat or Ferry
Marina, San Diego
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    "air planes and going inside the aircraft carrier."(13 Tips)
    Art A.
    "So much history and awesome volunteers."(10 Tips)
    Dorene T.
    "also audio tour"(10 Tips)
    Al B.
    "A great museum and an awesome flight simulator"(4 Tips)
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  • Jose F.heart icon on user image
    Jose FernandezJuly 1, 2015
    Great place, don't leave without visiting the control tower.
  • Benjamin S.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin SzwedaApril 19, 2015
    Buy ticket online and avoid long lines even before ship opening. I was on board before ticket windows even opened for those who didn't buy online.
  • Vuong N.
    Vuong NguyenJuly 4, 2010
    An awesome but pricey tour. You enter a life sized retired navy aircraft carrier. You have to pay for parking also but it gives you access to nearby park and venues. Top of the ship has aircraft
  • William S.heart icon on user image
    William StudartDecember 28, 2015
    Very interactive tour, history rich. Don't recommend it to people short on time or claustrophobics
  • Christopher S.heart icon on user image
    Christopher SheetsDecember 16, 2015
    So interesting to see the inner workings of an aircraft carrier. So much fun!!!
  • Jennifer D.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer DameOctober 22, 2016
    Definitely need two days to see everything. Make sure you wear sunscreen up on the flight deck.
  • Laurel M.heart icon on user image
    Laurel McJMarch 26, 2015
    Take a docent tour. The vets who give the tours are great historical story tellers.
  • Abdulrahmanheart icon on user image
    AbdulrahmanApril 24, 2017
    Amazing place to visit. Brilliant experience. At least 3 to 4 hours to explore
  • Andy W.
    Andy WolfeJuly 11, 2015
    Don't bother paying for the parking at the museum. Drive further up toward Coronado and there is metered parking lot where you can get three hours for $2.50
  • Darcy C.
    Darcy CheeriosAugust 4, 2013
    An amazing tour. The aircraft carrier was retired not too long ago and all the tours are led by experienced pilots and crew.
  • Kristine P.heart icon on user image
    Kristine POctober 30, 2016
    Must see for SD tourist. Take time to listen to the vets talking on the top deck.
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David Hornbrook DDSOctober 4, 2022
    USS Midway Museum at 13 miles to the west of La Mesa dentist Hornbrook Center for Dentistry
  • Doug B.heart icon on user image
    Doug BaerApril 9, 2015
    Listen to the real people! Do the island tour and then head to the flight deck to hear about the "throw and catch"
  • Ed I.
    Ed ImaiJuly 5, 2014
    Probably one of the best if not the best Naval Museums in the country
  • Alonda H.
    Alonda HerronJuly 7, 2013
    Get there early, so you have lots of time and wear shorts, if you can. It gets HOT on the lower decks.
  • George O.heart icon on user image
    George OetomoJanuary 2, 2016
    Great museum to go to, feel the life of a marine.
  • D B.
    D BSeptember 24, 2009
    The USS Midway has been turned into a floating museum and it's really cool. They keep opening up new sections of the ship, so I've been three times and each time there is something new to see!
    HISTORYApril 21, 2010
    Midway was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1997. During the decommissioning process, she was used to film portions of the documentary 'At Sea', showing at the Navy Museum in Washington D.C.
  • Tshahad
    TshahadAugust 23, 2014
    It needs at least 4 hours ,, great museum and u can dine at seasons 52 when u finish👍
  • Guillermo Q.
    Guillermo QuezadaJuly 4, 2010
    If you do not want to pay the $18.00 admission, but still would like to see the flight deck for free, just ask for "Bay Access" at the ticket center and you will be granted a free tour by a volunteer. Read more
  • Benjamin S.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin SzwedaApril 19, 2015
    Do the free "island tour" and then on the flight deck listen to "the trap" aircraft presentation by a retired pilot. Look out the planes you can climb into!
  • Mario C.heart icon on user image
    Mario CastilloFebruary 23, 2015
    Perfect for people who can use tiny stairs with no problem!
  • Kimiaheart icon on user image
    KimiaNovember 22, 2016
    We had Such an honorable,amazing great time in the USS Midway
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AtencioApril 26, 2012
    The places that don't get direct sunlight can get very cold on even a pleasant day due to wind. Bring a jacket!
  • Dougheart icon on user image
    DougNovember 15, 2014
    Great history. Worth seeing. I will probably go back again.
  • Art A.
    Art ASeptember 16, 2013
    So much history and awesome volunteers. Thank you for your service
  • Emilio C.heart icon on user image
    Emilio ChavezJanuary 14, 2019
    The place is huge and you’ll probably see it all in about 3 hours if you are as curious as me.
  • Tim I.heart icon on user image
    Tim IngmireAugust 5, 2016
    An awful lot to see so prepare to spend several hours here. Some great talks from vets on life on the ship.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 6, 2011
    Did you know? The Midway was the largest ship in the world from its christening in 1945 until 1955. It was named in honor of the U.S’s 1942 victory in the Battle of Midway. Read more
  • Boon K.heart icon on user image
    Boon KohDecember 27, 2014
    Get your ticket on Groupon for $5 off the adult ticket and also get to skip the ticket office queues.
  • Louis M.heart icon on user image
    Louis MoralesNovember 25, 2015
    Definite must see for everyone!
  • Kelly O.
    Give yourself at least 3 hours for the tour. Absolutely amazing
  • Cécileheart icon on user image
    CécileApril 1, 2019
    Amazing. Don't miss the lower floors.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.July 6, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Actually, the "Bay Access" is not a tour of any kind. It is simply for those who want to see an unobstructed view of the bay. You are escorted to the bow for a few minutes, and then led back down to
  • Gerardo R.heart icon on user image
    Gerardo RemisFebruary 9, 2018
    Is a lovely museum, personally i did not enjoy it too much because is boring for kids
  • Softub
    SoftubFebruary 29, 2012
    It's unique, interesting, educational, and provides a phenomenal view of San Diego.
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    JNETJuly 29, 2015
    Great place to attend a music concert 🎶
  • Michael A.
    Michael AndersonAugust 10, 2014
    The multi-person flight simulator dated back to the Gulf War and is not for the claustrophobic!
  • Gregg P.heart icon on user image
    Gregg PerrySeptember 6, 2014
    So much to see. Flight deck was fun to explore. Amazing views.
  • Joe P.
    Joe POctober 27, 2010
    Make sure you start your tour of the Midway early in the day. It will take you most of the day to properly visit the entire ship.
  • Johnheart icon on user image
    JohnJuly 24, 2016
    A must see if you're in San Diego!
  • Merel B.heart icon on user image
    Merel BackersFebruary 23, 2015
    Pretty impressive, but just too crowded with all the kids. Couldn't experience the audio tour in peace.
  • TheDLheart icon on user image
    TheDLAugust 8, 2015
    A glimpse of America's might and muscle. But just enough to show that you shouldn't test us. At all. Ever.
  • Tony's B.
    Tony's BaloneyAugust 27, 2011
    I cannot guarantee it, but this might be the only free parking spot at the fish market/Salute to Bob Hope. There is no meter for this space and we were here for 3 hours and got no ticket good luck! :)
  • Al B.heart icon on user image
    Al BradleyOctober 27, 2017
    A great museum and an awesome flight simulator
  • Benheart icon on user image
    BenOctober 19, 2021
    Need at least 2 hours for a good tour.
  • Jose C.
    Jose ChirriSeptember 26, 2012
    love the USS Midway Museum, if you come to san diego you can not let visit the museum Read more
  • M K.heart icon on user image
    M KAugust 2, 2013
    Great time for a family, friends, couples movie night @ USS Midway. #mkpde
  • Steve H.heart icon on user image
    Steve HalterJuly 12, 2015
    Plan on spending 3 hours here to not feel rushed. Awesome!!
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellMarch 3, 2012
    Commissioned in 1945, USS Midway (CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the US Navy and is the only remaining aircraft carrier of the WW II era that is not an Essex-class ship.
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