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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
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Celebrate the American Spirit aboard Battleship IOWA - the West Coast's only Battleship open to the public. Journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War as you experience the life of a sailor on the lead ship of the last class of gunships. Walk the wood decks to see up close the 16" guns, 5" guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world famous Captain's Cabin with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for President - FDR. Our unique interactive tour now allows you to experience, firsthand, what it was like to live and serve on the historic ship. Access original video content to glimpse currently restricted areas such as the inside of our turrets, audio commentary that share rare and fascinating stories, plus augmented reality which recreates events such as the big 16" guns being fired. Located at the LA Waterfront, former home to the US Navy fleet prior to WWII, Battleship IOWA is open 10am - 4pm daily. (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not having served, but having lived through some of the Iowa's commissions, along with being an engineer, I found it fascinating to see the changes in technology over the life of this battleship. This is a must for any service member... especially if you served...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. My dad and I are both veterans, which earned us a bit of a special tour for the family. My three teenage boys loved it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very cool to be able to access different areas of the ship. The self guided tour does not work very well as the app bumps you out. They have Veterans stationed in different areas and you can ask them questions.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to the Iowa with my wife and daughter who is in college. We had a fantastic time exploring the ship. Next time I want to arrange for a more detailed exploration so I can visit other parts of the ship.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a U.S. Navy veteran myself, I felt a bit nostalgic, impressed and honored to be welcomed the board and my arrival publicly announced. I had always wanted to tour a battleship and I was not disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went because a friend was visiting and her son is interested in ships. I was not. Therefore, I was completely surprised by how interesting I found the whole thing, from the way it was built, to the events it was part of, to it's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great way to have fun and involved learning with our kids during spring break. Definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

took engineering tour, learned a lot about ships, great tour guides, spent about 5 hrs on board, If your into history this is the tour for you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to see how this ship has been rescued. I look forward to coming back and see future sections opened up.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I consider myself a history buff especially the Civil War and the World Wars, But I learned so much on the guided tour, I had planned just a quick visit we ended up staying over three hours. I took my 31 year old daughter and...More

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Maudeane T
23 April 2018|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
There is a chairlift to the captains cabin and access to main deck.
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John M
23 May 2017|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
Hello John, We would encourage you to check it in at the cruise terminal first. They should be able to accommodate you early without a problem. Currently, we do not have a luggage check-in. If you do run into problems at... More
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Donna G
20 February 2017|
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