Ever wondered what U.S. jets, aircraft carriers and space shuttles looked like up close? The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City is just a train ride away when taking Amtrak to Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.
Founded in 1982, the museum hosts the National Historic Landmark, the USS Intrepid, which is an aircraft character that served tours in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. The Intrepid is visible from the pier and attracts over one million visitors each year. While you’re there, you’ll also want to check out the submarine, Growler. According to www.intrepidmuseum.org, this submarine is “the only American guided missile submarine open to the public,” and offers “a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine.”
Also at the museum is the Space Shuttle Pavilion, which is home to the world’s primary space shuttle, Enterprise. If you’re fascinated by space, this is the place for you.
At Pier 86, you can visit the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for a variety of ticket prices. People 13-64 pay $33, seniors pay $31 and tickets for children cost $24. These tickets are general admission and cover experiences like the Space Shuttle Pavilion, submarine Growler and any other temporary exhibitions. Like many other attractions in NYC, visitors must show proof of at least one vaccination against Covid-19.
“Very nice experience. Great collection of aircraft, memorabilia and photos. Also has an ‘interactive’ area that’s fun for kids…and kids at heart.”
—Robin S., Google
Take Amtrak to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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