Where is USS Midway Museum?
Most kids love ships, so you can imagine how exciting it is for them when it’s a really big one! The U.S. S. Midway Museum in Downtown San Diego is just that: an decommissioned aircraft carrier that is now permanently located in the harbor near downtown and can be visited.
On the aircraft deck of the ship’s Colossus, naval aircraft from several decades, from World War II to Operation Desert Storm, can be seen – and not only to look at, but even to touch and climb into. Other interactive elements of the museum include recordings of real radio messages from fighter pilots and the possibility of sitting in a flight simulator.
Also in this harbor you will find the Maritime Museum of San Diego, which is housed on one of the world’s most beautiful collection of Historic Ships. Among them are the impressive sailing ships Star of India, HMS Surprise (floating Star of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 4) and the Californian, a replica of the cutter from the Gold Rush era and official Tall Ship of the state of California. But the coolest thing is that some of these ships actually depart for sailing trips and whale watching tours – with you on board! In a Vietnam War patrol boat, you can even take a 75-minute tour of San Diego Bay.
Address: 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 544-9600