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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

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Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
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07:00 - 17:00
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USD 12.00*
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
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Pearl Harbor Small Group Tour
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As a child, I toured the German submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. We now were able to experience "our sides" version. We would strongly recommend the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Peru, Indiana
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Peru, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a child, I toured the German submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. We now were able to experience "our sides" version. We would strongly recommend the audio accompaniment to the tour; it adds so much detail, in both the submarine and in the museum. Also, the memorial to all those submarine crews lost is very... More 

Thank RICART75
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is just an iconic submarine that people should explore to understand what submariners were subjected to during the second world war and how crews worked and operated in this type of environment. Fascinating piece of history.

Thank Wayne Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pearl Harbor is well maintained and the Bowfin is one of the main attractions. Best part is the Bowfin is right there on site, no bus required like some of the other attractions.

Thank Joshua D
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with a family of four this week right after visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. Seeing and being able to experience the inside of a WWII submarine was quite interesting. Really amazed by the sophisticated equipment and construction of a ship that was built in the 1940's. Each of us was provided a little radio with recorded narratives of the... More 

Thank Ines L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first thing we saw before the Bowfin was the Submarine Memorial outside. It was a spiraling circle that was lined with markers listing the subs and their crew members that were lost in WWII. There were 51 markers with about 75 crew members each which is about 3750 men that lost their life underwater for our freedom. Amazing. I... More 

Thank wndrwmn85
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another wonderful part of US history. The guides are great. Combine this visit will all the other activities Pearl Harbor has to offer.

Thank Deborah E
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having grown up in Chicago, I have been lucky to get on World War II submarines before. But what was different is that I didn't have to read German this time as you do on the U-505 sub at the Museum of Science & Industry. The U.S.S. Bowlin is located next to the Visitor Center of Pearl Harbor and is... More 

Thank Allen21096
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been on submarines before but had time to pass before our ticket to the Pearl harbour memorial could be used. Next time we would probably do the battleship tour on ford island but that shouldn't detract from the submarine experience and what you learn about the submariner efforts in WWII.

Thank xtracold
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS Bowfin as a hands-on experience. You get to walk through most of the submarine's compartments and get a feel for what it might have been like to be on board in WWII. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Brian683
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a self guided tour, but has people inside to show you and teach you things about it. The ship isn't that big, so the self guided tour will not last that long, but still amazing facts to learn, and very interesting things to see down below.

Thank j1284

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