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USS Pampanito

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Address: Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-775-1943
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Description: World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
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Good WWII history and very interesting

Where can you go to see what it was like in a real WWII submarine. There are not many places, but I have been to a couple. In Oahu there is a submarine museum that is better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California, United States

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Where can you go to see what it was like in a real WWII submarine. There are not many places, but I have been to a couple. In Oahu there is a submarine museum that is better than this monument/museum piece, but this one is also very well worth while to visit too. Take your young sons to this attraction... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very cool piece of history from WW2. You can walkthrough the whole submarine and see the instruments torpedoes etc.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Of course there's a fee for this. We just walked past and looked which seemed to be good enough for my teenagers. If you want go in but you get a pretty good view from pier 45

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, very good audio tour. You get a really good appreciation of what the sailors on these subs went through, how they did it I don't know, but they did God bless them!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My 4 year old really wanted to see this. He was free but adults were $15. That did include an audio. The audio was interesting but I found it hard to keep the proper pace. Note that this is a TINY space so if you are claustrophobic or a large person you just need to be prepared. It is amazing... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I toured the Pampanito while in San Francisco on our honeymoon. We had purchased two adult tickets cheap on Groupon. I suggest looking for a deal (Groupon or other discount site), because the tour isn't very long, but the price is a bit hefty without the deal. I used to be in the Navy, myself. Not WWII... More 

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you are into war machines then this is a must go in SF bay area. Though it has a fee but its worth a visit!!

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a must-see for ANY history buff living in, or visiting the SF Bay Area. This World War II submarine saw action in the Pacific and is now both a memorial and a floating museum. Parts of the ship still "work," including the radio room (which is in actual use 2x a month, IIRC). To see how cramped the... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As an engineer, I really enjoyed seeing the design and technology that was squeezed into these ships and put in place in an amazing short time to put these ships into service. More importantly, seeing it first hand, and hearing the first person accounts in the audio commentary, really brings home the sacrifice of the guys that manned them. This... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very well preserved. Not crowded and a very good audio guide (it is in English, but really easy to follow).

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