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“Awe inspiring” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
Ranked #12 of 319 things to do in Honolulu
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New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awe inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

To be able to walk through the submarine at our own pace was incredible, we had headsets and could play and stop it at each area which allowed us to go as fast or slow as we like.
To see how the crew lived was humbling

Visited April 2012
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Lahaina
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“HISTORY ALL CHILDREN SHOULD SEE AND LEARN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great lessons at Pearl Harbor and the museums. Bowfin was awesome! Just knowing what this submarine and the other ships at Pearl Harbor do to protect our country make one think of how lucky we are and to support all our veterans no matter which war they fought in. Our men and women in Viet Nam never get their full honors or respect. It is time we respect them and give those vets who were injured and homeless the honor they deserve.

Visited November 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rushed in a confined aera”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

As mentioned before,they give you a headset to listen too while you progress throught the sub. Each location has a code to punch into the head set and gives you a description of the area with some commentary from crew members. The problem is if you wnat to listen to the whole audio for each section, you will be rushed by the people behind you and since youare on a sub, there isn't room in most areas to let someone pass so you are forced to move ahead without getting the full experience.

Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Okay, this was really fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

It's like $20 per person. You get a lightweight headphone set with a digital playing device to take with you on board. You dial-in the digital playing device code that corresponds to what you're looking at, and you just take off. Man, this is yet another thing to avoid on the island if you're unhappy in tight spaces. You will get, first-hand, an up close and personal view of the type of living quarters endured by the Bowfin's crew.

Visited November 2012
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Atascadero
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The most underrated visitor attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I love visiting the USS Bowfin. It can be very emotional reading the tombstones dedicated to each of the crews that were lost. Many times they describe what they think happen to them. The submarine portion of the tour is also amazing. Be sure if you are over 5' 8" to duck when walking through doorways. The gift shop has items not only related to submarines but also WW II in general. While you visit the Arizona, stop by here also. it's right next door!

Visited November 2012
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