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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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Go aboard an later model World War II sub. Very tight quarters for those who are overweight(I did it so you should be able too), hatches hard to fit through, not for those with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Go aboard an later model World War II sub. Very tight quarters for those who are overweight(I did it so you should be able too), hatches hard to fit through, not for those with climbing problems, or with problems with very tight/small areas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a WWII junkie or a military fan, you might enjoy this visit. If you have never been on a submarine before, this is certainly interesting too. However, this is a very short 15-min "museum" trip to see an actual relic from WWII, parked strategically in the touristy Fishermen's Wharf area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Interesting to explore a real submarine especially for the kids. My boy aged 10 and 11 found it exciting and educating to be able to walk through a submarine.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The submarine tour is a great experience for those who have not been on one before, any I guess for submarine buffs. Unfortunately the recorded tour is technical and not very imaginative. I found it no more or less exciting than other similar tours. All in all - a nice way to spend a couple of hours after going to... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's a tight fit but well worth it to appreciate the thousands who gave their lives in WWII in submarines. I thought it was pricey at first but extremely glad at the end. Probably the best thing we did on the pier that day. Take your time. Let others pass. Listen to the self guided tour. It's a wealth of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Wandering Yank here again. I have a personal interest in the World War 2 submarines - I recently read a 2-volume history of the Pacific submarine campaign, and seen about every movie on the topic. But nothing fully prepared me for what it's like to be inside one of these vessels. I can't imagine what it must have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After viewing a Russian submarine in Long Beach, it was a treat to view a US ship in San Francisco. The time period was different and seeing the gun ports and the cramped quarters was really eye opening. The torpedo chambers were the most impressive. And the exhibits outside of the sub put everything in perspective so be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

From Canada, as a person that has an unbelievable amount of respect for the men and women involved in the efforts of WWII, I was in complete awe of how and what these brave men had to endure for my way of life 70 years later! Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The USS Pampanito was a wonderful experience! The tour was highly informative and full of first hand accounts! I absolutely loved this tour! The tour is done through headsets, though, which can make it a little hard to experience with someone, but at the same time, you can progress at your own pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went reluctantly with my two teenage daughters as their Dad wanted to go. To our amazement we all enjoyed the audio tour. It was very humbling to see how those men had to live and cope with the war in such cramped circumstances. Not for the claustrophobic, quite a bit of climbing ladders and through doors.

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Address: Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-775-1943
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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