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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 3 weeks ago

Now I need to get to Hawaii to visit the Mighty Mo, and I'll have all four Iowa-class. Great job on this behind-the-scenes tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought 130 high school students from our Business Academy to tour the USS Iowa, and this is a tour to remember! Our students were engaged and asked questions, and our teachers/chaperones were impressed with the guides and the wealth of information provided! The lunch...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an impressive ship! This should be on every man's "bucket list"The tour guide was fantastic! The history lesson was tops - especially for those of us who are "baby boomers" - we got to see the work of a great of the "builder" generation....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Southern California for over 25 yrs. this is the first time I've seen the USS Iowa. What an amazing experience to step aboard this historical vessel and to learn about it's part in creating our nation. I'm glad my family was able...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience, especially if you get the audio tour. We were delighted with how much of the ship we got to see, and there was something new and interesting to learn around every corner. Overall, it was a fascinating tour. My only regret is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the USS Iowa on the recommendation of a professor, and I simply could not believe what a treasure the Battleship is! My words cannot convey what an inspiring experience I had. I went on a Saturday and was fortunate to meet a WWII...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can visit a lot of the battleship. Narrow, steep ladders to get from place to place. Can see the living quarters, etc.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very rich in history and educational. Not only did we enjoy it, but our 17 year old enjoyed touring all the parts of the ship and talking to the experts who gave insights into history. He even thanked is for taking him.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To picture sailors lives as they fought for our freedom in the wars that this MIGHTY Ship was engaged To picture the many sailors and crewman as they fought for our freedom that this MIGHTY ship engaged in. Thanks for the day: R. Hulbert

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've now been on the battleships New Jersey, Wisconsin and Iowa. Each one has a fascinating history. what makes the Iowa unique is that it transported President Roosevelt during WW II to the Malta Conference with Churchill and Stalin. Go to his cabin and see...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.