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“SS American Victory Mariners' Museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship
Ranked #38 of 195 things to do in Tampa
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Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica
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45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“SS American Victory Mariners' Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

I always think whenever you have the opportunity to jump aboard a naval vessel, you should do it. It helps you to better understand the sacrificed that are made every day to keep us safe. This one is no exception.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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111 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

I'm a baby boomer who served in the navy, so I find this type of exhibit very interesting. Great, too, for someone who has never been on a navy ship.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Like Kids On a Ship...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Had a marvelous time running (OK walk don't run) through the various levels of the ship and viewing the captains quarters. Found maps to peal through and completely enjoyed every moment of every level of exploring. I only wish I had planned more time on the ship before it closed.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Carol C
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderfull WWII Working Relic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

Victory ships were a special creation of WWII. This one is maintained in sailing condition by volunteers. Actually sails once or twice a year. Adopted as museum with some exhibits and walkways. Great little tour for WWII buffs or anyone interested in steam powered ships.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Interesting piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

While this wasn't the most well-kept ship we've visited, we still had an enjoyable time learning about the history of the ship. I agree with some other reviewers that getting around this ship was a little confusing (the directional markers weren't always clear and noticeable and we weren't sure we were going in the right direction) but it wasn't the end of the world. Considering that most (if not all) of the restoration work is being done by volunteers they are doing a great job.

Visited October 2012
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