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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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A must for submarine enthusiasts!

Getting on board the Bowfin gave me a thrill to imagine being in the same sub as seen in a WWII movie classic as "Run Silent & Run Deep". A must visit if you decide to spend the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Getting on board the Bowfin gave me a thrill to imagine being in the same sub as seen in a WWII movie classic as "Run Silent & Run Deep". A must visit if you decide to spend the day at the Arizona Memorial & Missouri Battleship. Visit all three sites to get the best of WWII history!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The fact that you could crawl all over the sub was amazing, aged 50 we were like 2 kids on an adventure. If you are on a Pearl Harbour tour, highly recommend you dash over and include 20mins to half hour to visit the Bowfin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We loved learning about the history of the USS Bowfin. We also took the museum tour which has an audio tour. Our kids actually finished about 30 minutes behind us which never happens. They really loved it!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Remember to smile as you board the Bowfin as your photo is taken and offered to purchase as you disembark. This was a fascinating insight into a submariners life. Not for anyone with claustrophobia but well worth the entry fee.

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Holts Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I did not get to go in and see this Sub but, some of the artifacts were in an area where you could go in and see where they sat to use the sonar and scope, you could actually use the scope and see all around the park...I recommend this museum also..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It's nice, but the space is so small because it's a submarine. It's not good for older people. But it's definitely worth a try, and you can see real torpedoes, why not?

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This tour will take you up and down stairwells and through narrow doors. Itis worth it for sure, it opens up a secret world known only to submarine soldiers. There are a lot of tour guides and amazing facts displayed throughout. We have the privelage of having a son in law who is a sub. sailor, so we passed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Having been in the Navy, this brought back memories. Very interesting to tour an old WWII submarine and realize the living & working conditions those sailors endured.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So very interesting . . . much different than the TV movies. I don't know how the seamen ran through those bulkheads in the movies. A real different way of life for very brace men fighting for our freedom.

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Haltom City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There is "nothing" to dislike about the Bowfin. It is all hands on. You can touch all the bells and whistles. Be prepared for small quarters and be prepared to lift your leg over 12" inches to get through the tresholds and yes, you have to go down stairs to get inside the sub and everything that goes down, must... More 

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