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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 157 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Walking
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iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The museum and sub walk through were very interesting with lots if history and great information presented via headphones, visually, and written. Presentations were well done and provided lots of background and historical data that most are probably unaware of. A tour that is well worth the money.

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Toronto
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This self guided trip was great. Be sure to purchase the headphone tour as you can move through at your own pace. Tiny little quarters down there but it gives a great history lesson.

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bergen county NJ
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The sub was interesting. You get a headset to listen to dicey get ares on your own pass. The sub was very crowed which made it a bit less enjoyable. You can get a dual ticket that allows you into the museum as well. The museum is air conditioned which is nice. You get another head set in the museum... More

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Lanai, Hawaii
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42 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have never been aboard a submarine of this type before and all I can say is wow! it is absolutely incredible how the technology of these vessels work granted this sub was built several years ago. As part of the Pearl Harbor complex, this example of modern naval technology is a must see along with the extremely well documented... More

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Midway, Utah
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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Next to the area where you buy tickets for and catch the ferry out to the Memorial above the USS Arizona, which was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941, is a small park where you can actually go into the Submarine USS Bowfin. Beside it is a small free park where children can pretend to fire at planes while sitting on... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I did the audio tour which I would most definitely recommend you get to know so much information at ease in your own time. It can be very warm down in the sub and small space not for those who are claustrophobic

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a real trip back in time the stories are told through your headset its a great memorial to visit a very interesting place.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

do all these history places as you will learn the history about them.it makes you understand and realize things better then watching them on tv and in school. it wil impact you a lot more seeing in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As a marine engineer looking through the Bowfin it gives you an insight to just how cramped it was for the men on board and the conditions they had to endure. Well worth a look.

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Arcadia, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Its separate admission from the USS Arizona memorial. We bought the ticket on spot, ticket $ 12 each. We were being asked to take picture in front of USS Bowfin, which apparently they would print it out on the newspaper, its a nice souvenir, bought it for $10. Inside the USS Bowfin, you will know how the life of sailor... More

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