USS Midway Museum, San Diego

USS Midway Museum, San Diego (must see)

The United States' longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century (from 1945 to 1992), USS Midway was known for several naval aviation breakthroughs as well as several humanitarian missions. Approximately 200,000 sailors stood aboard the carrier – the only one to serve the entire length of the Cold War and beyond before it was turned into a museum ship. A superbly impressive military museum and a fantastic place for a family trip!

Admission includes a self-guided audio tour, narrated by former Midway sailors to more than 60 locations, including sleeping quarters, engine room, galley, bridge, brig, post office, pilots' ready rooms, officers quarters, primary flight control, and "officers country". Other features include climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, videos, flight simulators, and a narrated audio tour for youngsters.

A high-definition, holographic movie theater – "The Battle of Midway Theater" – was added in 2017, and two years later the museum added a virtual reality flight simulator ride in addition to its existing four flight simulators.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am–5pm

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Sight Name: USS Midway Museum
Sight Location: San Diego, USA (See walking tours in San Diego)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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