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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

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Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
Phone Number: 808-423-1341
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Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Tour
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
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If your going to Pearl Harbor, don't miss this!

An inexpensive tour but super informative and fun to go on the actual submarine. Really worth doing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Waikiki, Hawaii
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Waikiki, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An inexpensive tour but super informative and fun to go on the actual submarine. Really worth doing.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Entry $12.50 with free audio guide and not timed so enter at your leisure. This is an actual submarine, so if you're claustrophobic, think twice. Also if you're taller than 6 foot, you will have to duck down A LOT. And if you're older or have bad knees, there is a fair bit of climbing over in the submarine. Its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice park part of the greater Pearl Harbor Museum. The submarine is small and you can walk through it pretty quickly but it's very cool to see. There is a nice area around and outside the submarine to sit and eat and look at other artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In excellent condition and very interesting, but if you are a large person, suffer from claustrophobia or have any disability that will hinder you clambering through raised doorways you will have to give it a miss. It is very tight down there - but they do pump in plenty of fresh cool air so its not uncomfortable. It gives you... More 

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Edgewater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was not included in the Pearl Harbor package that we purchased through Grey Line, but we added it and really enjoyed walking through the submarine and seeing what it was like to live and work onboard the USS Bowfin. It was well preserved, and the audio tour provided lots of background information and tidbits of trivia to enhance... More 

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West Haven, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This submarine is worth the extra charge while you are at Pearl Harbor. The tour is very good. I saw some people didn't take the headset and tour and why would you do that?! You will get nothing out of this is you don't use the headsets. It's cool to see torpedos right next to fold out beds. Also see... More 

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

Amazing tour if you are interested in seeing how WW2 submarines operated and the conditions under which our submariners operated. The Bowfin is located right at the Arizona Memorial so can be visited in conjunction with Arizona. Access thru the submarine is cramped so not recommended if you are not good on your feet. Allow a minimum of 1 hour... More 

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fun little exploring side-trip while at Pearl Harbor. It's amazing how tightly-packed a submarine is! There is a audio-tour available. The kids were moving too fast for me to be able to listen to each numbered stop, but it seemed to be well done. My husband and son got a non-English version, so check the language before you board... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For my birthday, I decided to tour this actual WW2 submarine and the audio guide was helpful. It's divided into two: one for adult (individual) and one for families. One could experience and see how the naval crew lived, dined, and how cramped some spaces were. The parts that are accessible to the public were explained very clearly through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved walking around the memorial readin about the ships, their crew, and unfortunately the fate of many. Very eye opening, ensure you watch the video first to understand what actually happened that day.

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