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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
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Celebrate the American Spirit aboard Battleship IOWA - the West Coast's...

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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Folks, just imagine yourself onboard one of the greatest battle ships ever made. The USS Iowa fits that bill and she was awesome. To see how the ship defended America with the... read more

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West Covina, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Folks, just imagine yourself onboard one of the greatest battle ships ever made. The USS Iowa fits that bill and she was awesome. To see how the ship defended America with the armaments and technology just amazed me and the kids. This is a wonderful afternoon activity that will provide an excellent picture into one of the naval defense systems... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very informative. The ability to connect I-phone with exhibits for explanation made it even better. Not commercialized at all. Navy Vets on board as volunteers. Appreciated the fact that any military visitor coming to see the ship was recognized over the loud speaker.

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SoCal
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our very first visit to this Battleship memorial. Even as the exhibits on the USS Iowa continue to be perfected the overall experience was amazing. The staff and volunteers were the absolute best. Please come support this wonderful slice of American History.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Ship with an amazing history. Glad to have been on. Just wish more of the ship was open to the public is all.

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Miami, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a good time with my father in law who just loves ships. He had been to the Iowa before but wanted to go again. Impressive tour!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating ship in excellent condition. Every member of the family thoroughly enjoyed the visit and even impressed by gift shop at the end.

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Fredericia, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this old battleship is an interesting experience indicating life onbord and talking with the volunteer veterans makes it even more real. The ship is vel maintained all over.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Battleship USS Iowa!! I served, lived and cried onboard the most powerful ship ever built worldwide! This week, remember our 47 who were lost on that tragic day! I recall the moment when i heard "we've got a problem" and thereafter, chaos ensued!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way to learn about something new and get exercise at the same time. (there are a lot of stairs to climb)The videos and signage along the self guided tour path enrich the experience. Everything is so clean, well maintained and organized; what one would expect on a Navy ship. Be sure to take a camera.

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great to explorer one of the last big battleships in the US Navy before the Aircraft carriers become the primary focus.

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