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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
808-423-1341
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Ranked #8 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Walking
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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The vessel has been well preserved, and the man-hours put into her restoration have clearly payed off! I elected not to take a self-guided tour, but fortunately the ship is in such excellent condition that she speaks for herself. History buffs will be in a cramped paradise!

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Waianae
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Don't forget the audio tour that give you a lot of information. Impressive to see how little were the submarines in WWII

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A great experience to see and try to understand a little of what the service men of the era went through. fascinating, well presented and organized as one would wish

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Standing outside and looking along its length, it looks huge. It's a quite different story inside where it's as compact as a Hong Kong hotel. The tour through the sub was excellent and gave us a good impression of just what the sub-mariners went through. I found the control systems interesting and all systems were clean and bright. The sleeping... More

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The submarine is in perfect storage conditions. It's amazing to be able to know, walk the halls and booths of this submarine that transports us to a past moment in history. It is interesting to see the crew accommodation of all, know the controls, weapons and try to imagine how life would be for months inside that submerged transportation.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Went aboard the sub. What was truly amazing was that so many men fit on that little sub! It in the same location as the other exhibits so go check it out. Great photos too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I did not go thru the sub. Not for anyone who can not handel tight places. My husband did and said it was unteresting. The museum was interesting. Good place for lunch on their patio.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Going down below in the submarine lets you see how the sailors lived. It gives you a greater appreciation for how they had to cohabitate - i.e. their sleeping quarters, dining area etc. I don't know how they did it. It was a very interesting tour. Confined spaces, so if you are claustrophobic you may want to pass on it.... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to the Bowfin the same day we visited the Arizona and the Missouri. I noticed that most people didn't do all three as there are additional fees for the Bowfin and the Missouri, but I'm sure glad we did. Really rounded out the Pearl Harbor trip. The Bowfin is a large submarine, but once inside, the reality of... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As a Submarine Sailor of the Nuclear Navy I found the tour very interesting. I am a member of United Submarine Veterans Inc. and have nothing but respect and pride for the Submarine Sailors of WWII.

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