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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

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Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
Phone Number: 808-423-1341
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Activities: Walking
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Do this on your won

My review of the USS Arizona details why you should do this on your own, not using the tour group thing. There is an audio tour for the Bowfin that provides excellent details for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Bay Minette, Alabama
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Bay Minette, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My review of the USS Arizona details why you should do this on your own, not using the tour group thing. There is an audio tour for the Bowfin that provides excellent details for this ship. Since you are probably doing this in conjunction with the Arizona and Missouri, take you time, do it on your own. Small entry fee... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Cool to see a submarine. Many other ships to see in the area and historical markers. I really had no idea of the Blowfin history before visiting, and am glad I went.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

USS Bowfin, the Pearl Harbor Avenger! And yes she did it! This is the first time in my life to visit a submarine it is totally worth every cent it costs because I don't know when and where the next real sub will be. As a fan of history and military, this is the very place to learn and appreciate,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

How do that many guys live in quarters so cramped? It's a marvel of engineering, and how do they keep all that brass so polished?? It's beautiful like a work of art, too. The audio tour was very interesting to me. Would recommend it.

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Submarines are always interesting. It's so hard to imagine people spending so much time living in such cramped quarters and also so interesting to think about the logistics of managing a submarine lifestyle. Well worth the visit.

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I never went into the submarine as I am not fond of small spaces. but my family went in and they said it was small in there and with all the other people the walk was quite slow. glad i never went down there. but i did love the old guns on the top and the view was beautiful.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have been aboard this wonderful little sub many times over the years. Every time I have visitors to the Island I make certain I talk up Pearl Harbor tour and a visit through the USS Bowfin.

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Poquoson, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a great place to tour and reflect what happened here so long ago. It was awesome. This was definitely a place that I loved visiting while in Honolulu.

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Springville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm a bit of a submarine buff so not visiting the Bowfin was absolutely out of the question when we visited the Pearl Harbor sites. Being able to go inside and get a real feel for the conditions in which these men worked and lived was unforgettable. And we were there fairly early in the morning on a light day... More 

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Cornville, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had the opportunity to visit the Bowfin while in Hawaii to see the USS Arizona and Missouri. I didn't know that the Bowfin was available and was glad that I took the opportunity to go aboard. This was not what I was expecting after seeing all of the war movies where submarines were featured. I expected that the sub would... More 

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