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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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As someone who enjoyed watching the movie 'Top Gun' in the '80s, I've always wanted to visit an aircraft carrier. So, when I decided to take a week's city break in San Diego... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

As someone who enjoyed watching the movie 'Top Gun' in the '80s, I've always wanted to visit an aircraft carrier. So, when I decided to take a week's city break in San Diego, visiting the USS Midway Museum was top of my To-Do List. I was not disappointed! The USS Midway is enormous, and the tour route covers a number... More 

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Cornwall, England
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Very good visit. Free handset explains the various areas and aircraft. Handset allows you to choose which areas you want to hear about by punching in the number of that area/aircraft. Very nice touch having veterans at various locations to give that personal touch to the tour.

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Thank Tony M
Minnesota
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This self guided tour takes 2 - 6 hours. You do get FREE headset that you press the number when you get to that location or equipment. Even has comments from the people who actually flew or were on the ship. A must see if you had relative in the service. Get to the top as soon as you can... More 

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Temecula, United States
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me, my best friend and his kids spent the afternoon exploring this wonderful piece of U.S. history. Note of caution: if you have limited mobility, you will not be able to see all that the ship has to offer as the corridors are tight and the steps are steep. Nevertheless, this is a must see in San Diego. If you've... More 

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1 Thank James A
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I really like this place. Never been seen a aircraft carrier in person but I do now. Can't believe that technology exists long time ago. You need a day to explore the whole carrier and I really enjoyed it.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic tour. Headphones or speakers are free. Takes a good three hours to do it right or you can go at your own pace. History before your very eyes. Many of the volunteers were actually on the US Midway and to hear their stories.....you could easily stay all day.Educational for all unless you were on this ship that's over 1000... More 

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Thank packmansbuddy2016
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There was so much to see, we didn't make it all the way through. Start with the tour of the captain's area. Wear your walking shoes! Lots of great restaurants nearby the shop also, as well as cute shops.

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Thank Jami F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even my two daughters and my wife felt that the 3 h I allotted here was too short. I thought they would be bored. Make sure you try the simulators.Phenomenal to feel like you are being shot out over the runway like the F-16s. Turn and bank as if you are the pilot if you wish. Loop-de-loop...no problem!

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Thank CaptainMidol
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved that this ship hasn't been out of operation very long, so some of the bells and whistles still work. All of the volunteers are great, kind and helpful. They give most of the tours. There are virtual rides for kids to take. Get there early to avoid lines. The top deck has tons of retired aircrafts to poke... More 

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Lehi, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gotta love the opportunity to see a complete aircraft carrier with plenty of vintage aircraft. What else can I say, except you may not want to bother taking the wife :)

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