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If you’re planning an extended stay in Norfolk, Virginia –you may want to check out Nauticus. Nauticus is a unique maritime museum located on the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk.

Home to the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the last battleships built, you can immerse yourself in its history and details. Nauticus offers tours of the deck and engine room of the 50-year old battleship. If you’re feeling really adventurous, this museum coordinates overnight stays on Battleship Wisconsin which includes sleeping quarters, activities for all ages, a movie, and breakfast with the officers.

Not only does Nauticus feature many exhibits around the battleship, but it also includes other hands-on exhibits, maritime exhibits, and more. There is truly something for everyone at Nauticus. This maritime museum features over 10 exhibits filled with fun and learning. Get to know The Clelia, a mini submersible scientist use to explore the National Marine Sanctuaries, at the Secrets of the Deep Exhibit. Brace yourself and learn about the powerful tsunami at the Tsunami Ready Exhibit. Find out how tsunamis form, the destruction they can cause, and how to prepare for them!

You can even kick back, relax and enjoy a Hi-Def, 3D film at the 350-seat Nauticus Theatre! Immerse yourself into the maritime world with one of two movies at the Nauticus Theatre. This 3D movie experience is included in your Nauticus Admission and showtimes can be found on their website.

There is so much to see and do at Nauticus you may work up an appetite. No worries, just stop by the Dockside Café for a quick bite to eat. The Dockside Café is located on the first floor of the museum and serves up burgers, sandwiches and more!

If you’re staying with us at InTown Suites Norfolk, Nauticus is just a short 4 miles drive from our property. You can also hop on the Norfolk light rail and get off at the MacArthur Square Station where you will be within walking distance to Nauticus.

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