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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
Phone Number: 808-423-1341
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World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour
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Ranked #9 of 124 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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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just a pretty basic run-around walkthrough of the submarine. The park doesn't have much to offer besides a place to eat and a small museum to walk through. Another must see but don't spend more than an hour here.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was great! The audio commentary is fantastic and we all enjoyed climbing through and exploring. My teenagers loved it too!

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Iron River, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What was best about this exhibit was that it wasn't just about the Bowfin, but the tour and the museum has information about submarines in general....lots to learn!

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Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

walking through the submarine that was such an important part of the History of the USA in the II World War was breath taking. Organized tour of a very well maintened museum.

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Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This was a very neat experience, located right at Pearl Harbour. We got individual headsets, which you dialed in station numbers to hear the explanation. Nice because you could do it at your own pace. You first investigated the upper deck, then descended into the submarine...lots of shin bumping/ head banging opportunities...and don't be claustrophobic...but very informative and certainly something... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Hats off to anyone that spent time in this piece of history. Excellent audio tour. Tight spots but well worth it. Makes you appreciate what ours did for our freedom. Don't forget thr memorials outside the submarine. It is huge price of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Walking through a WWII era sub makes you wonder how close the crew had to be. The access to the boat from bow to stern was very nice but if you want to see everything, be prepared to have to let people by because most tend to go through very fast and you can feel rushed. Visualize yourself 450 feet... More 

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EAST BANORA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great for a quick historical visit. Simply walk from the entrance to all the museums at Pearl Harbor a short distance and go on-board the submarine. Excellent Audio narratives make for extra interest and information.

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Richland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

No matter what you read or see in the movies, until you have the opportunity bang your shin or hit your head on the doorways it just isn't real. And, yes, they do sleep on top of the torpedoes. It was interesting to look around on the deck (and learn it was teak covered originally) but down below made it... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The Bowfin is located to the right of the Arizona Memorial entrance. The sub is all spit and polish and my husband, who was in the Navy, said it looked ready to cast off and go to sea. To get the most out of your tour, you will need the audio set, and plan to spend an hour. The Bowfin... More 

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