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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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  • Stepping inside the Midway is a step back in time. Optional audio narration enhances the self guided tour. Being inside the crew’s living quarters was especially interesting. 
    Stepping inside the Midway is a step back in time. Optional audio narration enhances the self guided tour. Being inside the crew’s living quarters was especially interesting.  more »
  • More fun than expected. Docents were very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Lots to do and learn about living in a carrier. Amazing a city within itself. Take all the tours and see what’s.....  more
    More fun than expected. Docents were very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Lots to do and learn about living in a carrier. Amazing a city within itself. Take all the tours and see what’s.....  more »
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  • Well worth the six hours we invested. An amazing piece of history. Liked the self guided audio device you use to scan the displays you want information about. They have a kid's information scavenger hunt that once completed they get wings in an award ceremony. They loved it. Several speakers explained operations on the Midway; very interesting and given by prior Midway servicemen. Learn from their experiences while they are still around, a piece of living history. The Cafe 41 has a good selection of lunch items. A good place to take a break and have a snack or lunch. Don't forget there are several flight simulators you can operate for a fee, but several cockpits that are free to set in and take pictures. Video presentations everywhere you look. A great day of history and the kids won't even know they are learning about history. Win, Win
  • This place is amazing! I got to see the maritime! This is very interesting and educational for everything that it offers to learn more about what happened. I found that the simulating rides were pretty amazing. And I love that the volunteers are most of them are veterans. Highly recommend this for everybody stopping by the harbor and enjoying learning about our history. Thank you for giving me an experience of a lifetime!

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