The Fourth of July holiday weekend is the perfect time to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, where visitors take an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. The Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, now a National Historic Landmark, which served in World War II and the Vietnam War, and as a recovery vessel for the Gemini and Mercury space missions. The Museum also features the Space Shuttle Pavilion home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle, which paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program. Also on display are 27 authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world’s fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. Rounding out the Museum is the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public.