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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
May 16, 2013
From journal A New York Minute
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
August 31, 2012
From journal A Few Days in New York
Manhattan County, New York
November 23, 2011
July 13, 2011
November 26, 2004
**The Intrepid is a huge museum inside of a retired aircraft carrier. There are exhibits about wars and important battles, the space program, and others. Outside the museum are a Concorde and a submarine.
**It's a fascinating museum, but there's a lot to take in. Great for kids, lots of hands on activities and even rides. Stroll around for awhile!
**Not a 'necessary' stop on the NYC circuit, but if you've got time and especially if you buy a City Pass, you should definitely check it out.
From journal I Heart NY
albany, New York
February 16, 2004
The top three impressive parts were:
Exploring the USS Growler, a Top Secret Submarine. It was fun and educational to experience how the men lived when they were on the sub. Click here For information about the USS Growler .
Walking along the US Intrepid aircraft as well as the numerous other aircrafts present on the grounds. You get to see interiors and exteriors. Click here For information about the Intrepid .
Seeing the Concorde. At the present time, you can only look since the tours do not start till the spring. Click here For information about the Concorde .
There were lots of other exhibits and videos. You could also find out how to read radar and go on a flight simulator. The $15 admission fee was well spent since I spent several hours enjoying this museum.
Click here for the museum’s website. There is even a link (labeled "rain?snow?cold?") that lists all of the stuff you can do when the outside weather is not ideal!
From journal Enjoying the sights of Manhattan
by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
November 8, 2001
Also part of the Museum is the guided missile submarine Growler and Vietnam era destroyer, Edison, but the 900 foot aircraft Intrepid dominates the landscape of Manhattan’s picturesque west side.
As you enter, you can pick up a "guide wand", which looks like a big telephone receiver. As you walk through the Intrepid, there are 2-digit numbers on certain displays and you simply punch in those numbers and you can listen to information on that display. The nice part about this system, is that you don’t have to go in any particular order. These audio tours are offered in several languages.
There are interactive computerized exhibits aboard and you can experience America’s defense technology at "Defending our Future" exhibit. You can explore the boundaries of space with "Mission Control" or take a Virtual Reality "Cockpit Challenge".
Entry to the carrier takes you directly into the hanger deck that contains many displays including several actual aircraft. This gives you a real sense of how massive this seafarer really is. After viewing and taking in all the history, we moved upward to the flight deck and found it to be fully loaded with several aircraft that appeared to be ready to do their job. From there, we climbed steep stairs to the bridge and could easily imagine being the Captain directing the flight operations.
The U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
From journal New York City-The Power of Being There
London, United Kingdom
August 6, 2001
From journal "It's a wonderful town"