We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Battleship USS Iowa Museum Admission
More Info
and up
Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach
More Info
and up
Private Helicopter Tour over Long Beach and Los Angeles
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.)
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“self guided tour” (124 reviews)
“san pedro” (58 reviews)
“naval history” (36 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
Write a Review
Reviews (1,205)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,047 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Top attraction near San Pedro. You must be interested in ships and world war 2 history to enjoy this visit

Thank Christian S
Reviewed yesterday

We loved this tour on the ship. We could see and do everything on our own pace. The ship has lots of steep stairs and is therefor not so suitable for people with an mobility handicap like me...but I managed because we could make our...More

Thank Dutchkathy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the guided tour thru the lower compartment of the ship - Excellent and informative - never felt rushed

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is amazing to think that this ship was to so many places and fought to give us all here in the United States the freedom to live our lives without worry...My uncle, John Megliss was stationed on the USS Iowa. I just bought him...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting the Battleship USS Iowa was both an exciting and educational experience. The tour guides were helpful and friendly and made the visit unforgettable. I would go back and tour again since the ship is so big, I don't feel like you can take it...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Antony P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a remarkable tour! Our students were absolutely impressed with their visit. Our tour guides were professional and very knowledgeable. The ship is huge! We highly recommend visiting this awesome ship!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank kentf617
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed being on the old war horse,The ship is absolutely amazing and the history moving. Would like to see in the engine room. Maybe next time it will be open

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Albert H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recommend a tour as all of the docents are extremely knowledgeable on the history of the ship, and the worlds political situation during battle and peace time. My father was a 1st class radioman on the hornet during WW2 and after the tour was over,...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank RedondoBeachers
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had wanted to see the Battleship for some time but had trouble convincing the family that it would be fun. I went on my own over the long weekend and was glad that I did. The people that take care of it do an...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank richard_florin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really interesting tour. We appreciated the fact there was a scavenger hunt throughout the ship that motivated the kids. I would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Victor K
Nearby Restaurants
San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant
197 reviews
.92 km away
Happy Diner
56 reviews
.70 km away
Grinder Restaurant San Pedro
78 reviews
.30 km away
Green Onion
59 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Los Angeles Maritime Museum
26 reviews
.41 km away
Warner Grand Theatre
9 reviews
.96 km away
Ports O' Call Village
84 reviews
.42 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
John M
23 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Donna G
19 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Tessx | Reviewed this property |
two hours
28 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from avie8tor | Reviewed this property |
Closest hotel is: Sunrise Hotel San Pedro 525 S. Harbor Blvd., Los Angeles, CA However, Suggest you stay in Long Beach, CA if you want a top quality hotel.