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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
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Celebrate the American Spirit aboard Battleship IOWA - the West Coast's only Battleship open to the public. Journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War as you experience the life of a sailor on the lead ship of the last class of gunships. Walk the wood decks to see up close the 16" guns, 5" guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world famous Captain's Cabin with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for President - FDR. Our unique interactive tour now allows you to experience, firsthand, what it was like to live and serve on the historic ship. Access original video content to glimpse currently restricted areas such as the inside of our turrets, audio commentary that share rare and fascinating stories, plus augmented reality which recreates events such as the big 16" guns being fired. Located at the LA Waterfront, former home to the US Navy fleet prior to WWII, Battleship IOWA is open 10am - 4pm daily. (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.)
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250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent several hours visiting the USS Iowa prior to boarding our cruise ship in San Pedro. Very impressive battleship. Lots of information concerning it's history and the 16" guns are very impressive to see and learn about. Lots of naval history surrounding this great...More

Thank IBMSweathog
Reviewed 2 days ago

Informative and interesting self guided tour. If you are interested in American history you should go here. Staff are helpful and informative.

Thank Jory R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a nice hour here with my Navy vet dad. It's very well preserved, and the staff/ volunteers are quite knowledgable. Handicapped access to all areas is a bit limited, but that's the nature of ship itself, no fault of the staff. They honor veterans...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

if you love old battle ships then this is the place for you, cost is reasonable lots to see should take around 2.5 hrs to see everything, it takes about 45 minutes to reach there from downtown LA and about 5 minutes from downtown Long...More

Thank mulgrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We completed this tour on our last day in the states. This ship was amazing and us steeped in history. The volunteers on board were very knowledgable with some that actually served on the boat. I would love to pay for the behind the scenes...More

Thank chopprrrrreid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to a battleship - so interesting. Spent a couple of hours following a father and son who I had overheard saying that the father (90 years+) was in the service and he was telling interesting stories about his experiences. We spent so...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your time is short but looking forward to experience WWII nostalgia, this is the place. The ship is not that huge compared to Midway in San Diego, but the exhibit and tour is well organized with assistance from veterans. Nice time to spend 1-2...More

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on board overnight. Think narrow bunks and noisy cub scouts. The ship is amazing and the tour we had was very informative, if a little long for a group of 8 - 10 year old. The food for the overnight stays is pretty...More

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a Princess cruise from San Pedro and when I was researching on google I saw that one could take tours of the USS Iowa, this then became a priority. I was not disappointed, what a great time my wife and I had. Big...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding experience for military buffs, and interesting even to those who only had a cursory interesting in this topic. Easy to follow tour route. Good display of the various types of armaments ranging from the huge 16" guns to the various missiles subsystems. For those...More

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John M
My apologies if this is two questions in one, but we will boarding a cruise but would like to visit the ship before getting on board. Does anyone have any ideas about what to do with our luggage? Would we have to check in before hand to secure our luggage, then visit? Or is there a way to secure luggage prior to checking in? My kids are 3 and 7 so there's no way we would be able to carry anything. Also, we will be coming via shuttle, so can't store it in a car. Thanks!
22 May 2017|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
Hello John, We would encourage you to check it in at the cruise terminal first. They should be able to accommodate you early without a problem. Currently, we do not have a luggage check-in. If you do run into problems at... More
Donna G
I am staying at the Doubletree precruise and would like to visit the battleship before we board. How much time do you think is necessary to do the self guided tour with two children (7 & 10)?
19 February 2017|
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Response from Tessx | Reviewed this property |
two hours
Are there any good hotels nearby?
28 January 2017|
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Response from avie8tor | Reviewed this property |
Closest hotel is: Sunrise Hotel San Pedro 525 S. Harbor Blvd., Los Angeles, CA However, Suggest you stay in Long Beach, CA if you want a top quality hotel.