I was debating between one and two stars, and then asked my friend what they would rate Patriot's Point. They responded with 1 star and said, 'The reason I would give it one star is because of the poor upkeep and the high price.'
First I want to say that we came to see the Yorktown when I was like 10 (now I'm 26) and I wonder if they've done any upkeep since that initial visit. We returned to Patriots Point because of their replica Vietnam Support Base and the Patrol Boat they have on display (My Dad was a River Rat in Vietnam, and I wanted to see the boat).
The Patrol Boat and Vietnam Support Base were pretty cool and interesting, but the upkeep was terrible. If you're an 'adult' (age 18-60) the price of a ticket is $18. You can go onto the Yorktown, walk on a submarine, ride a boat (after paying extra) to For Sumter, and check out the support base. There was a constant stream of people going up and buying tickets and walking throughout the grounds. With that amount of revenue streaming in on a Monday in late July, you'd think they might spend a little money to combat the rusting hulks floating around everywhere, kill the wasps and dirt daubers living there, or just construct a dwelling other than the gift shop that has AC.
I mean, come on man. I'm a patriot and love the USA, but going into this tourist trap and seeing how terribly they maintain everything made me wonder how they could get away with calling it Patriots Point.