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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

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Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
Phone Number: 808-423-1341
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

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The Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin are a must do when you visit Oahu. A great family day. Plan to spend some time there.

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin are a must do when you visit Oahu. A great family day. Plan to spend some time there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the bowfin as part of a package. Warning if your claustrophobic this may test you. Amazing how they lived in these conditions.

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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didnt find walking through the Bowfin all that interesting, as I have walked through other military vessels before. It is at the same location as Pearl Harbor, but there's more things to do and see with your time there. You can only go through the sub as fast as the line in front of you will move. It is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Pearl Harbor as part of a tour group to see the USS Arizona and USS Missouri. I was very much looking forward to seeing these historical sites however I had never heard of the USS Bowfin before my visit so I was more than happy to visit this submarine. I have always had a interest in World War... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can actually go inside the sub and imagine how tight the quarters were for the sailors on board.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the Bowfin as part of the NPS Passport to Pearl Harbor I purchased, and I'm glad that I went! Walking through the Bowfin takes less than an hour, although I wish I had also purchased the audio tour to supplement my visit. Even without the audio tour, walking through a WW-II era submarine was still interesting, and my... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the USS BOwfin. Not only was it a great look into a WWII submarine, but an interesting insight into the important part that this particular vessel played in the war. The audio tour was very useful to guide us throughout. The highlight was trying to find an count all the bunk beds for the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a self guided tour of the whole submarine. Kids loved it. They could sit on the gun posts. See where the torpedoes were fired from.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad that we decided to tour the USS Bowfin. It was very interesting to see the inside of the submarine.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting self-tour. It will only take you about 30 minutes, unless you really want to immerse yourself.

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