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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

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Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
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Very interesting

The audio tour helps, this is very interesting and important. What a way to live and work, in a long tube. Truly helps appreciate the sacrifice made.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The audio tour helps, this is very interesting and important. What a way to live and work, in a long tube. Truly helps appreciate the sacrifice made.

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Milford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It really is amazing to be in a submarine and think about spending long periods of time in such a confining space. Very interesting, though. The audio tour was good but it was so crowded the day we were there that it was hard to step out of the way to hear the entire spiel for each stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed touring the Bowfin Sub using our headphone narrated guide. We were awestruck at the entire interior and can't imagine how men lived on the sub in such tight quarters. Completely ingenious inventions and fantastic utilization of space!! You must see the Bowfin Sub at Pearl Harbor. Hats off to our Navy and ALL Military!!... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though I'm not always a fan of audio tours, this one is especially well done. On the Biwfin, you can listen to straight info about each room then continue if you wish to hear a first person account of experiences aboard the sub. The Museum was also great. We spent a long time reading the stories and seeing the artifacts... More 

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Whiteriver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Come early before a session to the Memorial and check out the view, photos, shops and the Bowfin. There are restrooms and a snack bar. You pay to use a small device that guide you from a starting point and through each section of the Bowfin, don't forget your camera and dress comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very cool to go inside the submarine. It was hard to believe that they had to live for so long in such close quarters. It reminds me how much we owe to our military.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our trip to Pearl Harbour. However, having seen it, I did not take the advantage of going into the Submarine as I had a fractured ankle and did not want to risk any damage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience after visiting the Arizona memorial, especially if you have never been in a submarine.

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the audio guide and come on board the Bowfin. Some of the racks (beds) are nestled among the torpedos. The doorways are small. There is no wasted space. I couldn't live like that. But my hat is off to anyone who can. Seeing their quarters really gives you respect for submariners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, you need to know they don't allow small children on the tour. Next, they loan you a headset to listen to narratives of many locations on the sub. The sub is kept in immaculate condition. It is an amazing peak inside the life a submariner. There are stairs and small hatches to go through. It is not handicap accessible,... More 

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