Battleship USS Iowa Museum

Battleship USS Iowa Museum, Los Angeles

Battleship USS Iowa Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Battleship USS Iowa served our country proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War. Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the region’s best outdoor museums for families and visitors of all ages. Follow in the footsteps of sailors and our mischievous mascot Vicky the Dog and experience first hand why she is known as the “Battleship of Presidents”, “The Grey Ghost”, and “The Big Stick”. Add-on a behind-the-scenes guided tour to explore areas off-limits to the public and hear first hand accounts of service, commitment, and bravery. You and your family will make lasting memories during your visit to the Battleship USS Iowa. You are able to enjoy the museum with both virtual and in-person tour options. The in-person options comply with current health department guidelines for Covid-19.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from $22.95
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GoHawksAnkenyIowa
Ankeny, IA520 contributions
If you have an Iowa driver’s license it’s free. Self guided tour and some videos in a couple of spots to sit down and learn the history. We had been on the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor and this is similar. Liked the story on how La wanted the boat and its move to LA. Also about how they painted the flag in 6 hours on the ship. Gift store at the end with some unique items that you don’t always see in a gift store- you can buy rations and a presidential quotes book.

Workers are very friendly and answer any questions you have. Parking is free for the first hour then $2 per hour.
Written August 13, 2022
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ASHKA G
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Family
It’s was awesome I love it we had a great time great customer service great views great employee friendly staff
Written August 2, 2022
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TheNeilM
Essex, UK11 contributions
Family
Great visit which catered for both my sons keen interest in battleships and the rest of us who had no knowledge before our trip.
Written July 19, 2022
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Frank
outside Washington DC15 contributions
A fascinating and hands-on look at actual history. Not many of these behemoths were built. Incredible piece of work and such a capability. Tragic operational,end for a great ship, but so nice she’s now available for all to see and visit.
Written July 5, 2022
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MikeC32832
Orlando, FL70 contributions
A ticket was $23.95 in 2022. The phone app provides a guided tour and there is wifi available in parts of the ship. This is worth seeing if you are interested in WWII history and have never been on a battleship before. It takes a couple of hours. I had previously seen the USS Alabama battleship museum, and this was a similar experience with a similar ship design. The USS Alabama was better since there are other exhibits in the area. Had I known how similar it was to the USS Alabama, I would have skipped this. I went during Fleet Week on Memorial Day weekend, and parts of the ship were closed off for private parties and it was crowded. The USS Iowa is located in a bad neighborhood and it is out of the way from other LA attractions. Getting here by bus took a long time. To navigate the metro and bus system, use the app named Transit, not the TAP app.
Written June 11, 2022
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BARBARA M
Jacksonville, FL61 contributions
Preserved historic battleship a great addition to the area sites. Be prepared for lots of steps during this tour! Not mobility challenged friendly.
Written June 4, 2022
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Josetta D
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The entire tour was great. It was something that I had wanted to see. It was great
fleet week was also there
Written May 30, 2022
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giles901
Norwich, UK94 contributions
Great experience aboard a significant piece of floating military history.veey knowledgeable volunteers and plenty of exhibits and audio / visual aids plus an online tour app
Written May 23, 2022
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Dale Ridenour
Santa Fe, NM1 contribution
My father was on this ship in WWII so I have been interested in it since I was about 10 years old so I was able to get a much better feel for the stories he told about the ship. It was a childs dream true. Fantastic.
Written May 13, 2022
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Terry M
Paris, TN2 contributions
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This was an outstanding experience wether you are interested in history, engineering, or just to see Iowa in all her sleek beauty! Iowa’s volunteer workers are infectious with there enthusiasm toward her and the knowledge of the Iowa’s history. There are so many stories that these great volunteers are willing to share, it will leave you aw struck! If you are going on a Princess Cruise you will pass by the Iowa, it is worth going early to see, it is but a very short walk from the Iowa to checkin at the Princess Terminal.
Written May 5, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Battleship USS Iowa Museum

Battleship USS Iowa Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $22.95, while a popular guided tour starts around $83.00 per person. See all 5 Battleship USS Iowa Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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