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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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What does the inside of a submarine look like?

The first thing seen is that it's not for tall people. 2nd, I can't believe where you sleep. Finally, space is at a premium, yet sailors live there! Certainly have respect for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first thing seen is that it's not for tall people. 2nd, I can't believe where you sleep. Finally, space is at a premium, yet sailors live there! Certainly have respect for those military guys.

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Thank Dale F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would definitely recommend paying the additional US$18 to see the Bowfin and the adjoining museum. The audio guides for both are really informative and you can't really beat walking through a real-life submarine -- especially a pre-nuclear one like this.

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Thank Matthew_Beevor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How on earth did they cope in the confined space of this submarine? So many pipes, dials, knobs and other equipment, the mind boggles how the thing sailed at all. Great to explore alone, well worth climbing through the hatches!

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Thank Colm S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You get to walk through the inside of the submarine! The audio guide is quite educational. There are apparently 2 different audio tours. I would like to do the more in-depth one next time. It seemed to have a good bit more information.

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Thank Robert T
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth visiting and walking through the ship. Our kids really enjoyed it, so did I. Very interesting to see how people used to live on a sub this size.

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Thank Lukasz K
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Getting on top of submarine is scary, and if it is windy, it is very scarry even though it has a guard railings made with iron chain. The walk on top of a submarine to get inside the submarine is rather narrow, but once you are inside the submarine, you have ton of very interesting scenes such as how cramped... More 

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Murfreesboro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This submarine is extremely well preserved example of the might of the US Navy. The ship is easy to get to, but as expected has tight quarters. You go from one end to the other inside and get a firsthand look at life for sailors. The brass & cooper are all well shined in preparation for her 75th Anniversary in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to find out how it played a part in the war and nice people who were very helpful would definitely say it's worth a visit and very educational

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Thank davidweall
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome to get to walk thru the Bowfin. Such history within its walls. My wife and I enjoyed it very much. Considering how quickly we viewed it, the price was a Lil steep, but no issue considering they use it to keep up the servicing of the sub for future generations to see.

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Thank Robert C
Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a visit to Pearl Harbor, we visited the Bowfin. As a Navy spouse, I've been on lots of ships and know that there's lots of climbing ladders at awkward angles so I passed on the Missouri tour. The Bowfin, however, only has 2 ladders, one going down to get in and another to get back out. It does have... More 

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