Thursday, September 22, 2011

USS Midway Museum @ San Diego

This former war ship is a popular tourist spot in San Diego. It is on the top spot on Trip Advisor. USS Midway was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. It plays an important role during the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm, she is currently a museum ship at the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, in San Diego, California. The aircraft collection on the top deck on the ship is amazing with the display of real war aircraft. On the bottom deck, you can see the display showing the life as war soldiers. They open from 10am to 5pm. I am quite rush on my last day in San Diego to catch the view of this museum. Fortunately I am able to make it and have a speedy walk-thru of the museum in 90 minutes before they closed.

Admission fee:
$18 adults
$15 seniors (62+) and students (with valid ID)
$10 retired military (with valid ID)
$10 youth (ages 6-17)

They also provide the audio tour guide which is very useful if you wanted to know about a particular item.

The things shown on the bottom two decks:
1. Commander room.
2. Resting place/living room.
3. Meal place with is separate between clean soldiers and dirty soldiers(just back from war).
4. How the meal being prepared.
5. What is their rank
6. Some war planes display.

Yahoo! I got the ticket.

Welcoming the visitors.

My audio guide. Pretty useful though.

Me on the aircraft.

Enjoy the aircraft display below:

Huge space in the vessel.

Control tower.

You can get the glimpse view of San Diego.

Space is quite limited in the lower deck.

Commander office in the lower deck.

910 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101-5811


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