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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
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The Battleship IOWA Museum is a Top 10 regional attraction, consistently rated as a must-see experience. Named as a “Best Cool Exhibits to See With Your Kids” by CBS Los Angeles, there are behind-the-scenes tours or a self-guided adventure interacting with veterans and/or using your mobile device highlighting life on-board for thousands of sailors during the last 70 years. If visitors decide the latter, they can interact with the National Battleship Museum exhibits using our state of the art, award-winning interactive app. New for 2018 include a special exhibit on the Battle of Sunda Strait (May), Camp Pappy's Waterfront Restaurant (May), virtual reality experiences (June), Lost at Sea exhibit (August), LA Fleet Week (Labor Day Weekend).
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“self guided tour” (164 reviews)
“naval history” (50 reviews)
“engine room” (43 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is with great honor we were allowed on board the USS Iowa! It’s an absolute must for any parents with children. They will never forget the day you took them on this battleship. How many people can say they actually were on a battleship?...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

...unlike the Queen Mary where they just want your money. The Battleship Iowa was impressive because of the caring volunteers who are informative. It's a lot of up down down up and it's a big ship. Special for kids: Kids are handed a sheet where...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Kansas, we don't get too many opportunities to tour a battleship, so even though we had been there before, we took our two 10 year old grandsons. We didn't have a lot of time, but they both enjoyed seeing the size of everything...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone has visited Ports O’Call Los Angeles or San Pedro at the St. Vincent’s 47 Bridge, you might have passed this vessel. Not quite as big as the USS Midway: But I had to stop after people going on about and maybe entice my...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I visited the Iowa when he was a senior in high school and as both of us were history buffs we enjoyed the visit immensely. As a son of a naval officer myself I grew up around various types of naval vessels...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it, was a must see for me while the ladies were shopping for the day. Bit hard to get around if you are disabled.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The USS IOWA is a wonderful ship to visit and learn about. The ship is packed full of rich history from the early 1940's through the late 1980's. I happened to stay on board overnight and was able to have a fun experience of sleeping...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very impressive restoration. Before you take the tour you can download an app that will help guide you around the ship. There is a lot to see and be impressed with as you walk the decks and explore this historic ship. There...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 16" armor-piercing rounds of the IOWA can penetrate THIRTY feet of reinforced concrete, not "three feet." And IOWA is not a "destroyer." She's a Battleship. Each of her three turrets weighs as much as some destroyers. An amazing example of US Industrial Art and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must confess that I am slightly biased as a history nerd... but this is a must see! The sheer size of this ship is impressive. I went on Full Steam Ahead (FSA) tour, and it was amazing. It’s in groups of 10 and led...More

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Maudeane T
April 22, 2018|
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There is a chairlift to the captains cabin and access to main deck.
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May 22, 2017|
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Hello John, We would encourage you to check it in at the cruise terminal first. They should be able to accommodate you early without a problem. Currently, we do not have a luggage check-in. If you do run into problems at... More
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