Everyone knows there’s hundreds of things to do in the Big Apple. Whether you’re visiting for a day or ten, one attraction standouts among the rest.
When it comes to the sea, The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is one of the cooler and more fun ways to learn about history. Located at Pier 86, a short bus ride or walk from Penn Station, The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is a must see!
Taking a tour in the Growler submarine is a sure way to start your visit off on the right foot. Power through the tiny vessel on a walking tour where you’ll get to view all of the sleeping and bathing corders sailors had to endure for months on end while under the sea. You’ll get to see the radio room, maneuvering room, and eating areas as well. You’ll be navigated through the narrow passages as a tour guide gives you the run down of the submarine’s history. You can choose to visit the submarine after you’ve explored the air and space exhibits, but we recommended starting on the submarine prior to the other exhibits.
Next, Urban Popp headed to the air and space exhibits where we got to learn some amazing and interesting facts about these special planes. NASA’s prototype Enterprise (which was quite huge) was even on display as the Space Shuttle Pavilion payed homage to Star Trek with clips of the original show playing underneath The Enterprise. The museum even offered visitors the chance to purchase and name their own stars with proceeds going towards “building a permanent home” for The Enterprise.
If you’re on the fence about visiting the museum, we suggesting adding it to your list of MUST SEE things in NY. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum even offers guided tours through December 31, 2016. Check their website for more information at www.intrepidmuseum.org.