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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Climb aboard the USS Midway carrier in San Diego, a former naval vessel that now plays home to a fascinating range of exhibits on the American military. It’s a fascinating way to learn about military history along with an iconic piece of Americana.

    Begin your USS Midway visit on downtown San Diego’s Embarcadero, boarding the ship any time during its regular hours of operation. This marvel of engineering once housed more than 4,500 crew members across its various decks, and served in the US Navy between 1945 and 1992, making it the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Over the years more than 225,000 sailors have walked its sturdy decks.

    Once on board the ship, you have a range of options to explore. For more than a decade this famous carrier was the largest ship in the world (too large to fit through the Panama Canal, in fact), so there’s no shortage of things to do. Continue on a self-guided audio tour, told through the stories of the ship’s former officers and sailors.

    Or visit some of the 65 highlighted locations throughout the vessel, covering its bridge to its engine room. There’s also 25 restored aircraft lining its deck and a range of interactive exhibits to suit visitors of all ages. You can also get a better sense for life at sea as you explore the ship’s restored living quarters, including the galleys, sleeping quarters and officer’s country.

    Before you go, don’t forget to check out the flight simulator, and make sure to stop by the gift shop and café to cap off your visit.
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    Departure Point
    USS Midway is located on downtown San Diego's Embarcadero alongside Navy Pier
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Parking is available at the USS Midway for a minimal charge
    • Complimentary, loaner wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Elevator access from Navy Pier onto the ship, from the hangar deck down to the second deck and up to the flight deck
    • Approximately 60 percent of the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
    • Narrated video tour of all museum exhibits is shown continuously in the hangar deck
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We enjoyed all of what the historical ship offered. We were there for about 6 hours. A true thorough visit. We had such a nice time and all the men and women in yellow hats were great, friendly and informative. When we were up top...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 208staciea
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    WOW.. I was impressed.. first time on that kind of ship, when you on it, you even forgot you are on the ship, that’s how huge it is. Interesting and the view is gorgeous

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Galina M
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We went on many excursions on our recent trip to San Diego, but going thru the USS Midway was exceptional and a must see! I would highly recommend using the self-guided headset, as you will get a much more detailed explanation of how an Airforce...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Shay G
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    This tour (highly recommend getting the audio tour) was fascinating. It is definitely an entire day if you spend the time listening the the audio stops and reading the plaques. Prepare for lots of walking!

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank lejones1785
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Wow.... what a ship! Massive .....and the planes were a sight to see. The small tours were great and the more personal instructions were from guys all so passionate about their past. Wee worth checking his out. Ps... the views of San Diego and surrounds...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 114sherylc
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    3 September 2019|
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    Response from Jonette J | Reviewed this property |
    There is parking right by the Midway.
    29 August 2019|
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    Response from Dale W | Reviewed this property |
    Not included, but it is pretty cool. Maybe shop around for coupons on the tickets so you can save $$ for the simulator.
    18 July 2019|
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    Response from Mkdkay | Reviewed this property |
    Yes on the upper deck garage for the planes underneath. You would be limited to go through the bridge, living quarters, engine room, etc. as you’d need to use steps or going in and out of certain halls. It’s a mixed bag... More
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    • Duration: 7h
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