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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum {Review}

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
Post Last Modified – March 14, 2024 ¦

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex In New York City

For those of you who enjoy military museums, then don’t miss this major attraction in 🗽 New York City. A visit to the …

⚓ Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, ⚓

is definitely a Must See major attraction.

We picked a beautiful sunny afternoon to visit this museum, located down at the waterfront. A great stop after enjoying a walk on the lovely restored; High Line. This is a 1.45 mile walk on the 🛤 old above ground railway in NYC.

Now turned into a park to walk along, relax and enjoy great views of the city!

About The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

USS Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Museum Complex, consists of the renowned Aircraft Carrier; ⚓ Intrepid. This site also includes a prototype display of the 🚀 Space Shuttle Enterprise.  As well, you can climb aboard and view a guided missile submarine – The USS Growler.

There are museum displays on the carriers main deck as well as some historic fighter jets, and even an Air France Super Sonic Jet, on display on the top outer deck.

The focus of this massive museum complex is;

“New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid.

The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.”

Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid Museum

USS Intrepid Air Sea Museum

Officially launched in 1943, the aircraft carrier {Intrepid}, was very active in World War II. During this period, it survived; 5 Japanese kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike.

In addition to its service during the Second World War, the Intrepid saw active duty during the; Cold War and Vietnam War.

USS Intrepid Museum New York

One of its more historical moments was proudly serving as a ⚓ NASA recovery vessel in the 1960’s. It met and recovered the 🧑 astronauts from the sea, returning from space.

USS Intrepid Air Sea Space Museum

During its tenure, at least fifty thousand men served on board, with just over 270 men having made the ultimate sacrifice.

USS Growler Submarine Alongside The Intrepid Museum

USS Growler Submarine Tour

In addition to the Intrepid, you also get to board the ⚓ USS Growler. This is a; Grayback Class Submarine, that carried nuclear missiles on board during the {Nuclear Missile Crisis} in the 1960’s.

Step down into this claustrophobic old submarine, and get a feel of what it must have been like for these brave seamen. Incredible how these men endured months under the sea, in these cramped quarters.

Your tour guide will walk you through each of the subs separate compartments, and he or she will explain its history along the way, of this once top-secret missile carrying submarine.

USS Growler

USS Growler Submarine

Step back in time as you descend down the steps deep into the submarine!

The Bridge and Submarine’s Periscope

USS Growler Submarine Bridge

The Missile Storage Room

USS Growler Missile Room

Note the sleeping bunks in this room, giving you an idea just how cramped these men were while on board!

The Subs Dining & Recreation Area

USS Growler Submarine New York

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Below, I have listed the 🚢 Museum’s Official website link, where you can gather much more detailed information on this incredible attraction on New York City’s Waterfront in Manhattan.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for its exact location. 🗺

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✈ The USS Intrepid Museum ✈



As well, I’ve included the 🌇 Official Guide to New York City website link. This is an excellent website, offering tons of information for planning your next visit to the 🍎 Big Apple!

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Be sure to grab a CityPASS® for your visit, for outstanding savings on many of the major attractions the city has to offer.

We did and enjoyed seeing many great attractions, including this amazing floating museum!

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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