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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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“naval history” (47 reviews)
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250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located minutes from the Cabrillo Aquarium and beach (great to do if visiting IOWA BB-61), the battleship is a must-see attraction. We brought our 6-year old grand son who loved climbing the steps, getting on top of the captains seat and measuring up to the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent a couple hours walking through the self guided tour. While it was very interesting and a must do for naval history buffs, it would have been much better if the app was working to provide audio at various locations. Unfortunately no one was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to visit this one morning. The drive itself is pretty neat going through the ship yards. The ship itself is cool. They only have about 25% of the ship open for visitors which I would have liked to see more. Still the amount...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the San Pedro area you should certainly take the opportunity to visit the Battleship Iowa and learn about its role in U.S. Naval history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice self guided tour, just follow the yellow arrows. Get your exercise climbing through one of America's greatest battleships that was in service for 40+ years. One great history lesson! Time well spent. Fun for the whole family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time touring the Battleship. Many of the volunteers had served aboard the ship. Saw the bath tub created for President Roosevelt for his famous visit to Tehran. A lot to see and do. Appreciated them announcing the names of veterans visiting that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, it is outstanding that the ship's speakers thank every servicemember that comes on board personally by name, rank, where they served, etc. It's such a nice thing to do. The ship is great, informative, honors and is a great place for twin 5-year-olds...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the tour with docents who knew the workings and the history of the Iowa. Great respect for the Men and Women who serve our country!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 1/2 tour of the USS Iowa. My husband, 12 year-old son and I really loved our tour and the great volunteers that work so hard to take of this amazing vessel.

Thank Marisol O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a free morning and after a quick trip advisor search this popped up so I decided to give it a try.. not too crowded... reasonably priced... very informative.. very well maintained for its size, age, and considering it’s only funded via donations... would recommend

Thank HotGin
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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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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.
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