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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 #8 of 161 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Walking
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Gives you a good understanding of how the people that worked and lived on the submarine lived and worked. very interesting.

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utah
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Found it interesting as I had never been on a submarine. Friendly lady that worked there took our picture a few times for us. I didn't even ask, she just offered. Very friendly. There is a fee for tour, discount is available with military id. Audio is included and a tour of a museum after touring the submarine.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Couldn't see spending 50 bucks to walk on a Battleship that should be open as a national monument especially to military personnel.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Interesting static museum of what it was like to be stationed on a submarine. Easy to get onto with a fixed ramp. Part of the Arizona Experience.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

...and close to the welcome area. However, the submarine museum you can enter with the same ticket is not worth the money (poor scenography, run-down exhibits, small, not self-critical re historical facts)

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The museum and the audio tour of the submarine and the the other related objects on show is very interesting.

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Perry, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You tour the sub on your own and are free to walk through most of it. It is so interesting to see what life on a sub must be like.

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Broken Arrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My 6 year old selected the kids channel and loved going through this. he remembered so much about it. Very educational and interesting.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The submarine itself was amazing, but what really took the experience to the next level was the audio tour. There were relatively few interpretive signs and displays in the sub itself - frankly I don't know where they'd put them - so without the audio guide we would have been seeing without understanding. The guide has two options, one for... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Fortunately, for us the USS Arizona was closed due to weather & we decided to check out the USS Bowfin instead. To me, it was worth the $12! I had never been on a submarine before & the fact that it was launched over 50 yrs ago made it so much more appealing. They give you headphones for an audio... More

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