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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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$118*
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94%
Ranked #8 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This has an excellent audio tour included for free - make sure you get the audio. It is fairly simple to get around but steep ladders and small passages between rooms can be difficult for someone with mobility issues. Takes half a day to do the museum and the boat but worth the time

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Your admission includes an audio tour and, if you like, an upgrade to the the museum. We liked how much information you can learn and learn to appreciate while there. Onsite staff were quite helpful

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San jose, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Its was good visit if you have time. If you are pressed for time, I would recommend to take tour of Mighty Mo (USS Missouri) instead of Bowfin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We actually were inside a WWII submarine and understood how it must have felt to be aboard. The USS Bowfin saw active duty during WWII; it is now on exhibit at the Pearl Harbor memorial. It is intact and set up such that viewers can go below and explore its many compartments.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Sorry but I have been on a few subs in my time as exhibits and I would like to see the navy supply a bigger one for the memorial if it's possible. They must have some bigger ones in their scarp yards they could part with. Having said this it still shows what conditions the submariners worked under and it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

By walking through the submarine you get an idea of the real experience. Allocate more time to enjoy the audio tour. I didn't like the photo souvenir pretending to be the front page of a newspaper. The hot dogs were pretty average. Have the soup instead.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The submarine gives a clear idea of how life and work would be like on a submarine back in the 1940s. You just can not imagine how small the space is for people to manoeuvre. But really little explanation is given if you do not receive the Audio Tour so make sure to get it. I recommend going to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a really interesting place to go to. It's definitely one of the must go to places there. Don't want to spoil anything, so see for yourselves. but it's quite hot in there.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the start of WW II. Not the greatest times in US history. But it did make this country into a supper power. It's just walking on, touching, smelling history Nothing like that

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This was one of my favorite stops - there is so much to see and learn in this machine. You cannot imagine how compact and tight the live/work space is for our soldiers. I will need to watch the film Tora Tora Tora in its entirety to really appreciate what our soldiers were up against. THis is a MUST for... More 

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