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“Unusual” 3 of 5 stars
Review of USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
808-423-1341
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Ranked #11 of 266 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Unusual”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Being able to board a submarine albeit small and designed for tourists is an unusual experience. We enjoyed the day out. It was sad to see how depleted is the sea bed in front of Waikiki, the very knowledgeable guide explained the problem with the sand bank etc. Great staff!!!

Visited August 2013
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“A great day touring the sub.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The entire process of touring the sub and the museum was very well thought out. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with this exhibit.

Visited September 2013
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“This was fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The WW2 submarine is in excellent condition and gives a really good indication of what it was like to be a submariner. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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“Alright Museum...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We toured the Bowfin as a time filler between seeing the USS Missouri and the USS Arizona. The USS Bowfin is much like every other submarine tour. There's little information about the Bowfin itself. The museum is not put together in the best fashion. There are several typos and the museum seems to have very little artifacts.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice addition when visiting the Arizona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great for the kids. Little disappointed that I didn't see the museum because you needed the Bowfin receipt to enter. My husband walked away with the receipt and they denied us access. If they stamp your hand when purchasing the add on then your party can separate and that could have been avoided.

Visited August 2013
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