The USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum sits in Manhattan, NYC where visitors from across the world can come to walk through its hallowed hallways.

The Intrepid (CV-11) was launched in 1943 and it saw significant action in the Pacific during WWII.  After the war she was decommissioned but then returned to service in the 1950’s and she remained in service until 1974 when it was decommissioned a second time.

She also was used to assist with the US space program, recovering the Project Mercury Capsule with Astronaut Scott Carpenter on May 24th, 1962 and then she helped with the recovery of astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young with the Gemini 3 capsule on March 23rd, 1965.

She also served with the Seventh Fleet in the Pacific during Vietnam and then with the Atlantic Fleet during the early 70’s.

She was turned into a museum in 1982 at Pier 86 on the Hudson River.

The USS Growler (SSG-577) sits beside the Intrepid.  She was one of the US Navy’s to field a submarine capable of delivering early nuclear tipped cruise missiles.

She and her sisters were the first nuclear capable submarines in the US Navy.

You can also visit the Space Shuttle Enterprise which was brought on board in 2011.