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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 Great Insight into an important part of the Pacific War at Sea

It's always tempting to focus on the work of the large ships in the big set-piece battles of WW2, but submarines played a vital role in the war, and the nearby memorial to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went to Pearl Harbor and bought the whole package. The last one we went to was the USS Bowfin. It was cool to walk around up on top, but we didn't like going down below. Once you go down there, you're trapped since you're in a line of people and there's only one way out. If you don't like... More 

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Bucks, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's always tempting to focus on the work of the large ships in the big set-piece battles of WW2, but submarines played a vital role in the war, and the nearby memorial to the submarines of the US fleet lost at sea is a poignant reminder of what a difficult and dangerous job that was. Touring the cramped spaces of... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have never been on a submarine tour before but now I have more respect for those WWII vets who maned the subs. It is tight and if I served I would feel the walls closing in on me. But the docent on board took time to explain the sub and as others passed through quickly she took her time... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting the USS Bowfin. Each area is set up as a working area with dummies, so you can better visualise the conditions and working space on the vessle

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

The Bowfin is very well maintained and it's really quite amazing how much you see. Those who are claustrophobic however, may find this uncomfortable. Be prepared to climb through small doorways.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The way this has been set up make one appreciate the difficult life sailors experience living on a submarine. The tour also highlights the mechanical genius of the time to build such equipment without the technology of today. It is a must to see while at Pearl Harbour.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Bowfin was part of our package. It is nothing like the subs you see on TV. This was an eye-opener on how tight the living quarters were.

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

very eye opening to see the cramped quarters of our service men. gives a great appreciation for all they do for us.

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Gardner, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came to Pearl Harbor to see the Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri, but we had some time available and decided to also tour the Bowfin while we were there. We are very happy that we did, because it was great, a really well done exhibit of submarine life. We had four teenagers with us and they enjoyed it... More 

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Salt Lake City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fascinating tour through a WWII submarine. The displays make you feel as though you yourself could be a member of the crew. The audio tour is well done and well presented. However, the listening device they gave my daughter was not functioning. This was unfortunate because, as a stubborn teenager, she mentally gave up on the exhibit when we could... More 

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