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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 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Walking
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was just a blast to visit. Not only is there a huge historical significance for this visit, being allowed to walk all the way through the submarine end to end was incredible. Be prepared for doors you have to step over or, if you're adventurous, grab the handle and go feet first. Lots you can touch and get very... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

being claustrophobic, I had to hurry thru this a little faster than I should have. kinda neat to actually be inside a real submarine!

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Frisco, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The park gives you a view into what it was like to be on a sub during WWII. The torpedo displays all over the park are very interesting and show how much effort went into the property.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a great tour this is, everything is gleaming, fresh, and just as it was when it was in service, not to be missed.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited this attraction as a part of an organized day tour of Pearl Harbor. It was worth the time, & we did the audio tour. Interesting to see the inside of the sub & get a feel for what living inside it for a long time period was like.

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did an interesting tour to Pearl Harbour while visiting Honolulu, Hawaii. We discovered that admission to entering the USS Bowfin submarine is not included in the tour ticket prices, unlike a visit to the Intrepid Sea Museum at New York harbour where ticket prices include a tour of the USS Growler submarine. It is however interesting... More

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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The way the auidio tour is conducted is fantastic and explains all you need to know about the submarine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

this museum located in pearl harbour, provided a great tour and insight into life on a submarine. getting to walk through the submarine was pretty awesome

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's probably easy to get 'monument fatigue' at Pearl Harbour, but the USS Bowfin submarine is just a minute's walk from the entrance of the USS Arizona Memorial and well worth a visit. I can't imagine I'd ever visit a submarine anywhere else and found it fascinating. I knew very little about submarines and the role they play and left... More

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Greensboro, NC
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I really liked the way the audio tour was set up. It really helped guide you through the submarine and clearly described everything that we saw. It can get tricky going through the passages if you are very tall, overweight or have problems bending, twisting or turning. Keep that in mind before attempting the tour!!

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