Friday, May 18, 2018
After missing on opportunities for years, we finally had some time to visit the Midway and were blown away. What a treat for all ages. The guided tour was detailed and fun. Even our young kids had a blast running up to each podium and learning more that they took our handsets right away.
The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I was pleasantly surprised to see someone in a yellow cap at every important area with lots of great context to add.
The tour itself is very thorough. I was expecting the deck and hangar and maybe the galley and crew quarters but not the island, brig, ops, ready rooms, and engineering. You can almost imagine serving on board and get a real sense of wonder and appreciation for those who did.
There are several cockpit mockups and open aircraft for kids to explore and play Ace.
If you enjoy this type of museum, you should set aside three or four hours! There's a lot to see and do. There's also a cafeteria of course, and in the shade no less.
Highly recommended, but do watch your head and step when venturing below deck!