Norfolk, Virginia: Battleship Wisconsin

Commissioned in April 1944, opened as a tourist attraction in April 2001. Tour its interior, stroll its decks; there are a lot of them, it's 887 feet long.
1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA
I-264 exit 9. Drive on Waterside Drive for four stoplights (the corner of Main St.). Entrance on the left, at the Nauticus building.
T-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $14.
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Battleship Wisconsin.

Battleship Wisconsin

Terrific self-guided tour above and below decks. Claustrophobic travelers should do only the former.

[Stephan Schlegelmilch, 10/13/2013]
Warships Make News Across Country

This week, three separate old warships made tourism news. The USS Wisconsin began life as an attraction in Norfolk, VA; the USS Iowa made it to the San Francisco Bay in its penultimate step toward the same fate; while existing attraction USS Lexington survived a fire in Corpus Christi, TX.

... [04/22/2001] Complete News Story

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Edgar Cayce Institute/Association of Research and Enlightenment, Virginia Beach, VA - 17 mi.

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