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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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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

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Fascinating and interesting visit to a boat that has been kept from the days of the war. There are not many examples of such vessels left on display, so this is sure to appeal to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2015
Wanderer09
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Singapore
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Fascinating and interesting visit to a boat that has been kept from the days of the war. There are not many examples of such vessels left on display, so this is sure to appeal to any person with an interest in the Second World War or submarines. Do note that the visit requires climbing of ladders and stairs, so those... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

My father was a Submariner in WW2(RN) and I simply could not go past this Museum. The USS Bowfin exhibit was brilliant, good volunteers aboard giving humourous anecdotes about life aboard. Very well done and the grounds were lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

For those that have never been on a submarine this is an amazing experience. You get to walk through the submarine and see how they lived when in them.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Bowfin is a WWII museum and a living treasure that gives visitors a good idea of how it feels to be on a submersible vessel in wartime. The crew's quarters are especially interesting and to say 'compact' is an understatement. The workings are all there as you travel from stern to bow, and to just walk around the deck lets... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

We really enjoyed touring the Bowfin submarine and museum. So much history and learning in a really wonderfully maintained venue. Such a treasure.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

The Bowfin is located close to the Arizona exhibition and is really worth the effort to go and see. At the entrance you get an audio tour as part of the admission and then its onto the submarine and a walk through the various chambers. The commentary is excellent and you get a real feel for what it must have... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

The best thing that I would recommended to do in Hawaii. Get the audio guide and explore the everything.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

a great visit for a real piece of history, you need to be mobile to get in and out of the small spaces inside the sub, see how crew slept, ate and served, take a pic sitting on the anti aircraft guns

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

going through the sub doesn't take very long but there is a lot to learn. The audio tour is excellent and there is a separate one for children. My 9 year old son was very affected by the trip to the Arizona and cruising around this sub cheered him up. He had seen a Russian sub and was able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

$12 admission, children under 4 cannot get in. The submarine sits right at the shore of pearl harbor visit center, we went in while waiting for the Arizona memorial ferry boat. I've never get into a submarine before and this is definitely a very interesting experience. You can see how all engine rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms and kitchen squeeze into... More 

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