USS Midway Museum A Rare Treat

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 21:19 —by DLS
This item was posted in Education, General, San Diego Entertainment category and has 2 Comments so far.

Sometimes, being a reporter pays off.

Step Aboard

Step Aboard/Photo: USS Midway Museum

I was recently able to get aboard the USS Midway Musuem and explore the ship from top to bottom until my heart’s content.

If you’ve never been to this spectacular attraction docked in downtown San Diego, you are surely missing a treat. Open to the public, it’s a great way to get up close and personal to what it was really like to be aboard a legend. Did you know that “USS Midway steamed through a 47-year career of service to the country. Imagine a carrier that was commissioned in 1945 and served as a flagship in Desert Storm in 1991. No other carrier served as long as the USS Midway.”

Teachers and other educators can now sign up to take their students to the museum to learn about its many wonders ranging from “restored aircraft and helicopters both in Midway’s hangar bay and on the flight deck,” and so much more.

Every museum admission includes an entertaining, self-guided audio tour as visitors navigate their way around the ship to more than 35 exhibits and nearly a dozen restored aircraft.

Of course, in addition to the great educational experience, there’s a wonderful shop where you can purchase T-shirts, leather jackets, music, books, etc. I spent a bundle.

Be sure to check out the larger than life art sculpture in the front of the museum of that famous sailor who kissed a gal on the street when the war was over.

It’s a great place to visit with family and friends or even if you have out-of-town guests!

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2 Responses to “USS Midway Museum A Rare Treat”

  1. Eddie Phanichkul said on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 14:34

    I was there not too long ago. The Midway Museum is so rich in naval history. It’s amazing to be inside the thing and look at the inner workings of a naval carrier like the Midway.

  2. jennifer navarro said on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 14:05

    could you please advise me of how many restored planes can be found on the USS Midway. Thank you in advance for your assistance!


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