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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

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Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
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Having grown up in Chicago, I have been lucky to get on World War II submarines before. But what was different is that I didn't have to read German this time as you do on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having grown up in Chicago, I have been lucky to get on World War II submarines before. But what was different is that I didn't have to read German this time as you do on the U-505 sub at the Museum of Science & Industry. The U.S.S. Bowlin is located next to the Visitor Center of Pearl Harbor and is... More 

Thank Allen21096
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been on submarines before but had time to pass before our ticket to the Pearl harbour memorial could be used. Next time we would probably do the battleship tour on ford island but that shouldn't detract from the submarine experience and what you learn about the submariner efforts in WWII.

Thank xtracold
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The USS Bowfin as a hands-on experience. You get to walk through most of the submarine's compartments and get a feel for what it might have been like to be on board in WWII. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Brian683
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a self guided tour, but has people inside to show you and teach you things about it. The ship isn't that big, so the self guided tour will not last that long, but still amazing facts to learn, and very interesting things to see down below.

Thank j1284
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this most interesting!! It is so cute inside and a great historical place to visit! I found it frustrating to get a picture from the outside as they are so set on getting their photos of you and people for money. I was turned off by this as there was some rudeness. I think if you paid to... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located (moored) on the grounds of the visitor center (and museums, theater, boat launch ...) for the USS Arizona Memorial. A one-way journey (thankfully) into a great portion of the submarine including sleeping quarters, messing (dining, propulsion, weapons, control, conning tower, etc..). Another piece of military history (along with USS Arizona, USS Missouri, Pacific Aviation Museum, Punchbowl Cemetery...and numerous other... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When will you get a chance to see an authentic, battle tested, WW2 submarine. We all get to be kids for a day.

Thank kidzdad
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a 6 year old on a WWII submarine I was expecting a 35 minute visit. WRONG! We spent 2+ hours exploring the boat, listening and re-listening to the narrator; looking into every compartment, trying every dial, It was quite the experience keeping up with him amidst all the knee-knockers. My being over 6 feet tall made head knockers a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't go completely in as I am not good in tight spaces, but my husband and daughter loved it. They said it makes you appreciate the soldiers who served on it.

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Champlin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just getting on and going through a submarine is fantastic. Makes you wonder how so many sailors could fit in such a small, enclosed place. It sure would have been a very difficult situation for me. As it was, also that day I was there, I was able to see one of our nuclear subs leave the harbor with sailors... More 

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