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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 160 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Walking
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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

An amazing fun for any age the museum and the ship...good photo op on the machine gun, very educational.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Must see and visit. Make sure you take your time to view everything and learn more about the area. Take the kids as it is very educational.

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Monterey Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Living history with ability to go into submariine. The gift is the museum! Take your time and enjoy the wide breadth of information. 8 and 10 year old enjoyed as there were a lot of pictures and artifacts. Adults enjoyed reading the captions and fine print. Great little lunch spot too:-)

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Located in the same place as the USS Arizona, the sub is in excellent shape and gives you an idea of what submariners went through during WWII. Great museum too.

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have never been in a submarine and I really enjoyed the chance to go and visit it. Now I can understand a little bit more of what the people were going thru while leaving in there.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

History buffs and anyone with a faint interest will enjoy visiting here. It's actually part of the "World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument", this is a remarkably well preserved and presented museum. The submarine itself takes around 45 minutes with an audio tour. The indoor exhibits will take a couple of hours with another audio tour, although... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The USS Bowfin was once of the most deadly subs in all of WWII. You get to go below decks and see the entire sub. It was an awe inspiring site where you get a real sense of what it was like to live in unbelievably cramped quarters for long periods of time. Those men served with amazing courage and... More

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Seven Hills, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great tour, a little warm inside and pretty cosy. Amazing how the lads in the navy deal with living inside these confined spaces, certainly not for me. Worth seeing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit as it gave a great insight into the submarines during the war period. The audio tour was better than that of the Arizona Memorial, however it was quite hot and stuffy and a greater effort could be made to cool the place down.

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was given my automatic guide to talk to me at certain points on the sub which was really good and i recommend you do this also you learn how it was the the seamen on board and there life . Lots of engineering info also

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