Fodor's Expert Review USS Lexington Museum
Retrofitted as a floating museum after 48 years of service, this World War II–era aircraft carrier is the most highly decorated in its class. Watch history take flight in a 3-D IMAX theater, then take a self-guided tour to explore nearly 100,000 square feet on 11 decks (which means lots of stairs) on which you'll see 20 aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Before you leave, strap yourself into a $180,000 fighter-jet flight simulator to take home an experience you'll never forget. Non-air-conditioned areas of the ship can get very warm during hot weather. Dress comfortably.