Aircraft Carrier Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, USA
Aircraft Carrier Museum San Diego Reviews
back down memory lane Jan 15, 2009
I'm prior navy so being onboard ship isnt new to me. I took this tour as a just for old times sake look around. Think about 10 or 15 years after graduating you go back to your old high school for the first time.
you're allowed to go all over the ship. You'll know the areas you're not suppose to go because they'll be locked or blockaded somehow. The ship is big with lots of tight spaces and steep stairways/ladders. Keep in mind that this was a working military warship. It definitely was not designed for tourism. With that in mind i should say that i wouldnt advise bringing a stroller onboard. High heels arent a good idea either.
its easy to get lost while onboard but the signs, direction arrows on the walls and audio(tour) headsets help out. Certain areas have guides (navy vets) to explain what some things are and how they work. Keep in mind they only give general info nothing too detail. During my navy days i worked in the ships engineroom. During conversation i learned the two guides in the engineroom were actually radiomen.
there's a flight simulator in the hangar bay that looks pretty cool. Line was long so i didnt bother trying it out.
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