Intrepid Museum Tickets
Located on Pier 86, along the West 46th St & 12th Avenue is the mighty aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid, now home to one of the most popular American military and maritime museums. Make your way to the museum and check out popular features such as the aircraft carrier itself, a US space shuttle, the fastest passenger aircraft in the world and a submarine as well.
The USS Intrepid was an aircraft carrier built during the Second World War for the US Navy. Also known as the Fighting I, the USS Intrepid has had an illustrious career, serving in the Pacific theater of the second World War, the Cold War as well as the Vietnam War. After being decommissioned in 1974, the ship became the base for the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in 1982.
Famous USS Intrepid Exhibitions
Space Shuttle Enterprise
The Enterprise was the first space shuttle built by NASA as part of its space shuttle program. Today it is exhibited in the Space Shuttle Pavilion of the USS Intrepid and features exhibits including artifacts, films and photographs from the space shuttle era.
USS Growler (SSG-577)
The USS Growler was a diesel powered submarine that served the US Navy from 1958 to 1964. Capable of carrying nuclear missiles, the Growler offers a unique experience wherein one can learn about life aboard a submarine and the workings of the control room and the missile chamber.
A British Airways Concorde
Take a tour of a British Airways Concorde, the world’s only line of passenger aircraft that could fly faster than the speed of sound. No longer in service, the Concorde still holds the record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic undertaken in a passenger aircraft.
Other Famous USS Intrepid Exhibits
Some of the other famous exhibits at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum are:
An F-16 Fighting Falcon flown in Operation Desert Storm
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aurora 7 Mercury capsule replica
A Russian Soyuz descent module
A Grumman F-11 Tiger from the Blue Angels