Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

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12th Ave & 46th Street, New York, NY, USA
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - Radio room aboard USS Intrepid
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - British Airways Concorde on display at Intrepid
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum New York Reviews

Martin_Austria Martin_A…
75 reviews
Walk on a air craft carrier and fly a fighter (3D simulation) Sep 24, 2009
It was a rainy day in New York and we didn't want to see another art gallery or museum so we went for the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

Its located on the 86 pier, quite a walk if you go there via subway. Its about a 30 minutes walk from the 42th station (Time Square). Or about 5-6 USD from the station when using a cap.

Its nice to see a submarine from inside (best Submarine museum so far for me was the USS COD at Cleveland).

Or take a seat at the bridge of the carrier. See some interesting movies about the history of the Intrepid.

There are also 3 virtual experiences which you can discover, but they cost additionally. (between 8 and 10 USD) for just 3-5 minutes of fun.

One of them is a flight simulator where you sit inside a cockpit which will move in the way how you control the aircraft. If you go there try it and make a looping with it :-)

Was good fun, so if you like Airplanes and really big ships - give it a go.
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bkretzer bkretzer
69 reviews
See a piece of history and visit an Aircraft Carrier, too! Jun 13, 2005
I have always wanted to see an Aircraft Carrier. Since World War II they have played such an integral part in the both the defense of the US, and our ability to not only project power, but to provide humanitarian aid. (Yes, they do. Ask the people affected by the tsunamis in Asia in 2005 how handy the helicopters, medical assistance, food and electricity were)

I was able to make that happen just months before the aforementioned tidal wave hit. My first impression was “Wow, that is one big hunk of steel” It looked like a skyscraper had been laid in the Hudson River, on its side.

For me the “Wows” just kept on coming. I learned quite a bit. First, the decks were filled with a variety of historical aircraft. There was an SR-71 Blackbird, an F-14 Tomcat, and a Concorde to name three. It was very special to see these aircraft, up close and personal.

Moving on there were a lot of displays detailing the history of the Fighting I. What go my attention were the kamikaze hits that this ship took. Six in all. If you watch the History Channel and recall seeing a kamikaze attack on an aircraft carrier, in which the center of the ship is hit, at an aircraft from about a 45 degree angle, you have seen the Intrepid, and its worst attack. They had a documentary that played in a loop. So you could eventually see the whole thing.

For those not so interested in history there were a couple of simulator rides. One puts you in the cockpit of an F-18 Hornet, the US Navy’s frontline fighter. My experience tells me I don’t have the right stuff, but it was fun anyway.

Would I do it again? Yes, absolutely! But, there is a problem. The USS Intrepid has been closed, pending repairs to the dock and renovations to the ship. It closed on Oct 1, 2006 and is now scheduled to reopen on November 8, 2008. That date has been pushed back once already, so check the website before you go. The Reopening should be a heck of a party!
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vulindlela says:
Nice review!
I want to go here, especially to see the Concorde!
Posted on: Oct 31, 2009
Andy99 Andy99
623 reviews
Air, Sea, and Space experience aboard Intrepid Mar 27, 2004
The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space museum is a unique New York museum experience. The museum is housed aboard the preserved aircraft carrier USS Intrepid permanently docked in New York Harbor. (Pier 86.) The ship has its own story to tell. Launched during World War II, the aircraft carrier saw action in the Pacific, went on to serve as a space capsule recovery vessel in the 1960s, and then went to sea again during the Vietnam War.

Anyone interested in learning about aviation, space exploration or ships will enjoy a visit to the Intrepid museum. The ship itself is open and one can walk the flight deck, the hangar decks, the crew areas, and the bridge. Aviation and aircraft displays are located throughout the ship. Mercury and Gemini space capsules like those recovered by the ship are on exhibit. Interactive and simulator displays will engage visitors of all ages.

More than 30 airplanes and helicopters are on display, but everyone likes to see the British Airways Concorde supersonic airliner.

Purchase tickets in advance via the museum's web site.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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British Airways Concorde on displa…
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