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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
+1 808-423-1341
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“audio tour” (359 reviews)
“subs” (143 reviews)
“tight quarters” (111 reviews)
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11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
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+1 808-423-1341
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Bowman was one of my personal favourite attractions on Oahu. I loved everything about it - including the wonderful volunteers who answered our questions. Well worth seeing.

Thank Tony A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely brilliant that you can walk through the Submarine. Great how there is audio commentary - really brings it to life. The men who lived in that cramped space during the war were amazing.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After the Arizona tour we took the optional extra and as everything not cheap. It was great to go inside a submarine with such history and experience what the crew operated in. Worth the extra.

Thank Grantley W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was really cool to go on a submarine! It blows your mind how they fit everything into such a narrow, vessel. Really enjoyed visiting it and the audio tour was very informative. Highly recommended if you are into military history or military equipment.

Thank EFM86
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really cool to see the submarine, but it takes about 5-15 minutes to walk through, even if you stop and read what is available. However, the Sub museum (which also requires the ticket you purchased to enter) is something you could spend an hour or...More

Thank TrvlFamilyMan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The USS Bowfin was an impressive experience to walk through. It is very well preserved and gives a real sense of what it took to sail in a WW2 submarine. Don’t miss it!

Thank BevoBurn96
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Reviewed 4 days ago

USS Bowfin is part of the tour but worth looking round. Not too difficult to get around, a few steps and small spaces but interesting to see how the crew lived.

Thank haloftermtravel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is awesome and amazing to see how men lived and fought in such close quarters. So interesting to see the engineering crammed into every inch and then to think the men lived here for weeks if not months.

Thank tjbales
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a privilege to be able to experience a snippet of what life was like in submarine in war for those brave soldiers. The self-control led audio we listened to while walking in and right through the inside of the submarine gave excellent insight and...More

Thank Shelly H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Climbing through the hatches moving from section to section of this submarine was not only surreal but unbelievably proud of the men who fought and lived in such cramped and confined spaces.

Thank Shirley M
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decaydoc
April 8, 2018|
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Response from joecaraboys | Reviewed this property |
The Bowfin itself is just a self-guided walkthrough. It really depends when you go/how busy it is. We went during off-season and it took us about 20-30 minutes.
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Mel3780
January 29, 2018|
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Response from thedeadman | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Worked perfectly
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sckarosa
October 16, 2017|
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Response from joanmaxine | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours to go thru the museum and the submarine. Don't miss it!
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