Our tour of the U.S.S. Midway Museum

We have never been on an Aircraft Carrier before, so this was a special treat to be able to visit the U.S.S. Midway. The U.S.S. Midway is a great museum and we highly recommend it. It took us about 3 hours to complete the entire museum, so if you go, plan your time accordingly.

3 things to know before you go:

1. Self-guided audio tour comes with your admission.

2. Watch your step (and shins!). You will be going up and down many flights of staircases if you want to see all parts of the ship, so dress comfortably and wear good sturdy shoes.

3. You can get on the flight simulator and fly! (Extra charge)

Without further ado, here are some of my pictures. Hope you enjoy them.

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12 responses to “Our tour of the U.S.S. Midway Museum

    • No, we did not. The line was long when we got there and after touring the place, we were both tired. 🙂 next opportunity… Have you been on one?

      • No, I’ve never tried a flight simulator. As for the real thing — that is, airplanes — I’ve had all kinds of flights in all the usual big jets, as most people have these days. But the most exciting stuff was when I was doing a fair bit of travelling (either business or pleasure) in little, single-engine propeller-driven planes. Now there’s a bouncy ride for you!

  1. That looks like so much fun. Nice that you can see the inside of the planes too. The Midway dwarfs the LST-325! I can understand why it takes so long to get through and would love to be turned loose in that ship to dome exploring. Thanks for sharing these photgrpahs, I enjoyed them so much!

    • Hi JG. It was a lot of fun. Yes, very nice being able to climb in a few planes. Those are mainly for people to pose for photos, but still cool. I hope you get to go and explore this as well. Pictures cannot do it justice. Glad you enjoy the photos. 🙂

    • Oh, haha, that’s the humongous cookbook that they used back in the day. We went into their cafeterias (exhibits) and they have one for officers that serves much fancier fare and one that’s for regular crew. I just took picture of one or two recipes. As for real food, i got a somewhat stale churro from their cafe.

  2. It was a fight to get the Midway located there. The naysayers said that it was too big, would block views, and no one would want to visit an old aircraft carrier anyway. Ha! Actual attendance each destroyed projections that were, in hindsight, too low.

    • Wow, I can’t imagine it not being there. San Diego is such a naval city that I am surprise that people would object to it. But hey, we used to have an Army base here and now it’s not here anymore. I used to go there when I was a kid and see helicopters take off. Great sights. But I have to say that the public space now is beautiful too.

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