We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Battleship USS Iowa Museum Admission
More Info
and up
Los Angeles Shore Excursion: Battleship Iowa Museum Admission
More Info
and up
Hollywood Explorer Pass
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Celebrate the American Spirit aboard Battleship IOWA - the West Coast's only Battleship open to the public. Journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War as you experience the life of a sailor on the lead ship of the last class of gunships. Walk the wood decks to see up close the 16" guns, 5" guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world famous Captain's Cabin with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for President - FDR. Our unique interactive tour now allows you to experience, firsthand, what it was like to live and serve on the historic ship. Access original video content to glimpse currently restricted areas such as the inside of our turrets, audio commentary that share rare and fascinating stories, plus augmented reality which recreates events such as the big 16" guns being fired. Located at the LA Waterfront, former home to the US Navy fleet prior to WWII, Battleship IOWA is open 10am - 4pm daily. (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.)
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“self guided tour” (126 reviews)
“san pedro” (58 reviews)
“naval history” (36 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
Write a Review
Reviews (1,229)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,069 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This seemed too light for adults, especially military buffs, yet also not geared toward kids. It’s current state of rehabilitation is an awkward mix.

Thank William B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we are in love with this place unique experience history in every counter ,please don't think twice THIS battleship is the only in the navy visit for more than one president.

Thank roke1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great afternoon exploring the USS Iowa on the self guided tour. There is an abundance of information to read, military vets to talk to and explain information to you which also provides a great atmosphere. You get to walk thru alomost the whole...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Touring the ship we suddenly reaiized we had be here before. That is because it is in the same class as the Uss Missouri at Pearl Harbour.Still we enjoyed the ship and you should visit the ship to , well worth it.

Thank Raroboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a cardio workout. Enjoyed the experience. Recommend if you’ve always wondered what’s life like on a Carrier or Battleship. Learned a great deal from the volunteer who took us into the restricted areas.

Thank iCryssy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend half of a day, exploring a once vital part of the military, and seeing the ship

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history on-board this WWII battleship is incredible, with military vet docents bringing the ship to life. The number of Presidents who have been on the ship and the number of critical battles reflect the importance of this ship in US history. Fascinating and moving!

Thank Peter Jay R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This battleship has a lot of history and is well worth a visit for defence history buffs. Be aware however, it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties and definitely not wheelchair accessible. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Some areas are accessible...More

Thank Wynlyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to get to and the parking is cheap. It's an important part of our history that should not be missed! Interestingly, right next door is a cruise terminal. Compare the cruise ships to this largest-ever battleship and it looks puny!

Thank fcfrag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This piece of history let's you experience history as the sailors did back in the day. You visit the galley and the officers quarters as well as the crews quarters. You learn all about the battles and loss of crew members. You visit many of...More

Thank Mike M
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant
198 reviews
.57 miles away
Happy Diner
57 reviews
.44 miles away
Grinder Restaurant San Pedro
81 reviews
.19 miles away
Green Onion
64 reviews
.29 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Los Angeles Maritime Museum
27 reviews
.26 miles away
Warner Grand Theatre
9 reviews
.60 miles away
Ports O' Call Village
84 reviews
.26 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
John M
May 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Donna G
February 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Tessx | Reviewed this property |
two hours
January 27, 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from avie8tor | Reviewed this property |
Closest hotel is: Sunrise Hotel San Pedro 525 S. Harbor Blvd., Los Angeles, CA However, Suggest you stay in Long Beach, CA if you want a top quality hotel.