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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Battleship USS Iowa Museum General Admission
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum General Admission
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of space for the kids to spread out while watching an outdoor family movie. The ship overlooks the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Terminal Island. The ship also hosts numerous family events throughout the year.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gr8fish2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make time to spend a couple of hours in, on and around this floating piece of history, I spent at least 2 hours and could have easily done more.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank toddmQ5710XI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Battleship IOWA Museum is at the Los Angeles World Cruise Port Terminal on the Los Angeles Waterfront. The Iowa-class battleships were designed to pack a strong naval punch without compromising on speed in deep waters. With new generation aircraft carriers being introduced, the US...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank TMenon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choose from assorted audio tours available on your smart phone (our favorite was about Vicky, Mascot First Class), speak to volunteers stationed throughout the ship, pay a little extra for some add-ons including Robert Ballard's deep sea finds. The steps are very steep, I realized...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the Battleship USS Iowa as it was across the street from our hotel and we had 1.5 hours to kill before our cruise. We were impressed with the tour as it was very informative and easy to navigate with all the yellow arrows...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the cheapest tour you will ever take, but it will be one of the best.The personal service you get from the dedicated 'crew' members is excellent and, in my opinion, they provided more than what they needed to provide. (they exceeded our...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeilGrigg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the general, self guided tour and learned a lot. The volunteers are everywhere and anxious to answer questions and share their knowledge. The ship is huge and you permitted to walk in many places....officer quarters, captains port cabin, officers mess, crew quarters, crew...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank dennis w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to walk and climb all over the ship. Amazing work by the volunteers to restore this battleship. We were honored to board her and take the tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gindermill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though our grandson is only five years old you could see in his eyes that he was dazzled by the size of this ship. It also gave me a chance to teach him about our military lives and what they do for us. Around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tlopez220
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had the opportunity to look around the USS Iowa before going on our cruise holiday. It was great. The ship is in excellent condition and film crews still use it for filming today. The history of the ship is displayed all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Gary M
September 13, 2018|
Response from williammH3560LJ | Reviewed this property |
Nancy & Gary, I went during the week and It does not allow you into the gun turrets. I can’t speak to the enhanced weekend tour. Have fun! Bill
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
There is a chairlift to the captains cabin and access to main deck.
John M
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
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