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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 #9 of 161 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Walking
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to see the old sub up close and personal. An audio tour is included in the price (which goes to the upkeep of the sub). Be aware that it is a tight fit at times and quite warm. If you have trouble with small spaces and stairs, I would avoid it.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Having never been in a submarine, I very much enjoyed the audio tour of this sub. It was very informative. I believe they monitor the amount of people that can go in at once, since it is very tight down there. I do not suggest going in if you feel any phobia of tight spaces as there can be traffic... More

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Toano, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Touring the Bowfin will answer that question! We had fun climbing through the doors. You get and audio headset with this tour, but I only listened to part of it. I was still carrying the headset from the other part of the park and two headsets were too much. Wish it could be on one headset. It was easy to... More

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Wamberal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The Bowfin is beautifully preserved and is a great tribute to all submariners. I was disappointed that there were no 'live' guides on board. The electronic guide was OK, but couldn't answer any questions and there was no one else available to help out. The caretakers on board have no knowledge of the boat or its role in the Pacific... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Gives you a good understanding of how the people that worked and lived on the submarine lived and worked. very interesting.

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utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Found it interesting as I had never been on a submarine. Friendly lady that worked there took our picture a few times for us. I didn't even ask, she just offered. Very friendly. There is a fee for tour, discount is available with military id. Audio is included and a tour of a museum after touring the submarine.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Couldn't see spending 50 bucks to walk on a Battleship that should be open as a national monument especially to military personnel.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Interesting static museum of what it was like to be stationed on a submarine. Easy to get onto with a fixed ramp. Part of the Arizona Experience.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

...and close to the welcome area. However, the submarine museum you can enter with the same ticket is not worth the money (poor scenography, run-down exhibits, small, not self-critical re historical facts)

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The museum and the audio tour of the submarine and the the other related objects on show is very interesting.

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