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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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    We spent about 3 glorious hours here, mostly due the docents guiding us to the best presentations. I expected to be bored silly but the history here is so important and being forgotten. Did not hurt that it was a perfect San Diego day. Go early. It gets crowded.
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    Although we purchased the skip the line tickets it wasn't necessary for us as there was hardly anyone in line. Oh well. I liked this better than the USS Yorktown in South Carolina. This carrier had ex servicemen/women on the ship giving tours and talks. It was also much cleaner
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    Our favorite part of the museum was Retired Navy Pilot Paul’s information on landing the aircraft. He kept us all engaged and was so funny! I also really respect the credit he gives to the young kids serving their country. My son was in the Navy and we are so proud of his
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    This was one of my favorite visits in San Diego. The best part was the guides. These were all veterans who volunteered their time every week to spend time with the guest on the ship. Of course they are all very knowledgeable but what really showed to me was how much they love
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    Great service and great experience. Highly recommend to anyone. We listened to a pilot all about take offs and landings. What a tale
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    • USS Midway Museum
    • Duration: 7h
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