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Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in New York

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The museum of Intrepid It is ideal for when you spend many days in the city of New York and you don't have many things left to see. Breaking the routine by riding on an aircraft carrier, a submarine and even a supersonic jet makes your vision of New York completely change.


Intrepid museum - New York
Javier in the Intrepid

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York

We know thatNew York it is a city of great museums among which are the Metropolitan with its archaeological wonders from practically all over the world, the famous Museum of Natural Sciences where children will enjoy as dwarves and the no less interesting Museum of Modern Art of the Moma or the very same Guggenheim.

But today we are not going to talk about any of them, but about Intrepid Sea, Air & Space, A completely different museum from the rest. Let's say it is a place with relatively modern parts since what is exposed here is nothing more and nothing less than a large aircraft carrier, a submarine with a ramp launches missiles, one of the few Concorde planes outside the United Kingdom and France, and the jewel in the crown, the space shuttle Enterprise. This is only a snack of what we can find since the interior and the runway of the aircraft carrier is literally full of airplanes and helicopters. A delight for those who like aeronautics and aviation history.

The Intrepid aircraft carrier

This beast that stands out over the spring 86 He was chartered in 1943 which gave him time to participate in World War II, survive several Kamikaze attacks, the Vietnam War and even served to collect numerous astronauts returning from a space adventure.


Intrepid aircraft carrier - New York

The deck is full of airplanes, leaving a special side for the space shuttle that requires a separate entrance to visit it. Also its interior, divided into several floors, is composed of a theater, areas with space simulators, models and of course more planes.

The Growler submarine

Who would not like to enter a submarine! Well, this was our opportunity and we certainly don't miss it. This visit, which is worth waiting for, immerses you through a maze of tunnels to which one could enter a certain claustrophobia and makes you think about how the hell one could make life here inside and even more under a few tens of meters under the sea.


Intrepid museum - New York

We visited from the room of periscope, the dining room, the missile room, the captain's different rooms, his lieutenants and the rest of the crew, ending in the communications room and the sonar. A 100% recommended experience.


Growler Submarine - New York

They told us that it is the only submarine that is currently open to the public with the ability to launch missiles. I personally enjoyed it very much and it was one of the few things that I needed to ride. Too bad we didn't sail underwater :-D.


Growler Submarine - New York

Concorde

Outside it is impressive but its access in 2015 was closed. It was donated by the British Airways after leaving it out of service after 25 years of use, due to its high maintenance costs, its limitations at the time of landing, the noise it generated and of course the bad reputation that was gained after the accident of one of these devices in The outskirts of Paris.


Intrepid museum - New York

The Enterprise Ferry

What a joke I took when I left this museum. He Enterprise It was the piece that made me more excited and not that it was not impressive, that it is, but because of its history. It was never in space but it was a prototype for the rest of the ferries. Of course, flying flew and was even testing the backs of a Boeing 747. By the way its name was given thanks to the series Star trek


Intrepid museum - New York

Intrepid cover

The aircraft carrier's deck is riddled with old aeronautical relics, although many of the planes shown are still operational in many countries such as the mythical ones. F-16.


Intrepid museum - New York

We have from fighters such as Tomcat, Mirage or the F-16 mentioned above. Spy planes like the SR-71, considered the fastest in the world or endless helicopters as the famous Bell UH-1 of the Vietnam War.


Intrepid museum - New York

Too bad it rained on the deck because the truth is that it is a place to have a good time examining each of the informative signs that each plane had.


Intrepid museum - New York

The Intrepid interior

As you can imagine the inside of this "bicharraco" is huge. It is like a floating city. We have from a theater, several exhibition halls, simulators, space recreations and of course several planes.


Interior of Intrepid - New York

Many of the planes were dismantled to put them in and others directly entered through the sliding ramps on the deck. The simulators on the other hand, since they were frankly small, they had no problems and since I talk about them ... do not get on, besides it costs money it is not worth it. They are outdated and any console today far exceeds them.


Interior of Intrepid - New York

They are several plants and getting lost is relatively easy. Moreover, there were times when one felt only without tourists around.


Intrepid museum - New York

Well this is the Intrepid museum in New York. Ideal to visit on rainy days or we simply want to do something different in the big apple.

Practical information to visit the Intrepid Sea Air & Space museum in New York

When to go to New York?

New York is one of the most tourist cities in the world and it is difficult not to find it full of tourists. On this basis, the ideal is to avoid summer and Easter, as well as national holidays such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving, July 4 and Christmas.

If we are a little cold, the winters in New York are quite hard and we can easily find the snowy streets and even sometimes but little current the waters surrounding frozen Manhattan. However, from a skyscraper you can always get the best views of New York at any time of the year.

How much?

The access to the museum has a cost of 24$ which includes access to the submarine. If at the entrance you want to add access to the Enterprise ferry, it costs 31$ and you will have the opportunity to get a NASA cap.

Where to sleep?

To be honest, New York is not an economical city and the search for cheap hotels is hell. One of the best options for quality and price are the apartments you rent Wimdu. Central and comfort accommodation far superior to many hotels in the city.

Discounts in New York

A good way to save money in New York is to acquire the Citypass. A card that includes the most interesting places to visit and optionally others. It includes the visit to the Empire State, Top of the Rock, Museum of Natural Sciences, Metropolitan Museum, Intrepid Museum and the statue of liberty among others. It also gives you the advantage of having access to these places without the tail from the ticket office.

Buy New York Pass

New York tourist office

More information at the New York tourist office at www.nycgo.com.

Tours in New York

For about € 50 you can do one of the many tours you can do in New York. From the famous Contrast tour, see the Big Apple from the sky, night walks, excursions to Boston or Washington, see a Gospel mass, etc. In New York everything is possible. Recommendable!.

 See tours in New York

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