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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 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Walking
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for some walking but it's well worth it. It is a narrated tour (you wear headphones and program what you want to hear)and you get to go down into the sub to see what it was like on submarine. Very informative. You do climb down and up stairs so be prepared for that.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

......And the first time I was on a submarine it was the old Soviet B-515 Tango class hunter killer, which is berthed in Hamburg, Germany. At the time I thought that Sub was cramped until I went on board the USS Pampanito in San Francisco, and the USS Bowfin last year. Talk about dedication with these men? And with me... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The tour is a self guided tour and they provided the commentary through players and headphones. It is well preserved and couldnt believe that our servicemen spent days and weeks in that little ship. We enjoyed the tour.

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A self guided tour with speaker to assist the visitor to understand the stories behind he Bowfin when she was in action. recommend that you wear closed toe flat shoes to reduce injuries

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

One nice thing about this tour is that you get to wear an audio headset that tells you about various parts of the submarine. My kids really enjoyed it as they have never been in a submarine. I've seen other subs and I guess they must all look alike. It's also nice that the little museum is included in the... More

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It's a sub. If you don't like tight spaces don't go down below. It's a real cool attraction to see. It makes you really appreciate all the men who served on such a small and dangerous vessel.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

First time in a sub very interesting Would hate to live aboard one, so cramped very special people who serve aboard very brave. Not for me

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Make time for the Bowfin tour and museum. Once you see how the submarine sailors lived and fought, it will give you an even greater appreciation for sacrifices veterans made in WWII. If you love history, the Bowfin is part of a 5 star day in Oahu.

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Very cool experience to be had at your own pace. Just being inside of a submarine was cool. Seeing the various features with the audio tour made it great. Very well done.

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Livermore, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful experience. The Bowfin is an amazing experience. You will visit the inside of the submarine and see how the submariners lived. Do not go if you are claustrophobic, the sub is a tight space. It is amazing to see the Bowfin and imagine what is was like to be aboard in the open sea.

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