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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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So interesting!

For someone who has never visited the interior of a submarine, then, this ''floating museum'' is perfect. It gives you the chance to really visit the interior of the sub, and all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Bill O
Quebec, Canada
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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For someone who has never visited the interior of a submarine, then, this ''floating museum'' is perfect. It gives you the chance to really visit the interior of the sub, and all the machinery and rooms and stuff... So nice!

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in the USS Arizona complex, the Bowfin provides a view of life aboard a World War II submarine. There is an admission fee. Kids would enjoy exploring the inside of the sub which also has a view of the Arizona across the bay.

Thank GunnyFred
Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not as interesting in my opinion as the Battleship Missouri but well worth a visit to see what life was like in the cramped conditions below deck.

Thank ashuk
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pearl Harbor Park is must see place while visiting Oahu. The USS Bowfin is just one area of the park and it's an old submarine and I enjoyed visiting and seeing this place.

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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Going through the Bowfin brings home how cramped and claustrophobic were the conditions that submariners lived under Great to get a good look inside a submarine

Thank PipPaul W
Crownsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent an hour on this authentic and heroic WWII submarine. It was extremely interesting to see the way that 50+ men fought and survived in such cramped spaces. I highly recommend listening to the audio guide as you move from station to station on the sub. It provides wonderful insight on what you are viewing. Don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bowfin experience is worth the time and effort. All exhibits at the Arizona/Bowfin museum are first class. The memorial to all the submarines lost in WW2 is particularly moving.

Thank BostonJoka
Townsend, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Felt sort of ho hum about this one. Maybe I was just too tired and emotionally drained to appreciate it.

Thank Rosalyn R
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took this tour as none of us had every been inside a submarine. It was very interesting experience. Try to book a time when there are not too many people as it can be very slow with crowds.

Thank 11Claude
Sydney, NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's truly amazing that those sailors could survive and operate so well in such a cramped space - they truly were the great generation. The tour through the submarine is fascinating and the ship has been beautifully preserved. Absolutely well worth the time to visit.

Thank Craig_Tapper

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