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“The Magnificent USS Iowa”

Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum Admission
Ranked #11 of 624 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Battleship IOWA Museum is a Top 10 regional attraction, consistently rated as a must-see experience. Named as a “Best Cool Exhibits to See With Your Kids” by CBS Los Angeles, there are behind-the-scenes tours or a self-guided adventure interacting with veterans and/or using your mobile device highlighting life on-board for thousands of sailors during the last 70 years. If visitors decide the latter, they can interact with the National Battleship Museum exhibits using our state of the art, award-winning interactive app. New for 2018 include a special exhibit on the Battle of Sunda Strait (May), Camp Pappy's Waterfront Restaurant (May), virtual reality experiences (June), Lost at Sea exhibit (August), LA Fleet Week (Labor Day Weekend).
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A touching and seeing history helps bring a greater appreciation for those that followed before me. It helped me realize how tremendous the efforts were that went into designing, building and operating such a magnificent ship.

Great to see history at it's best with the tour of the USS Iowa fun for the whole family. I Highly recommend this tour. You can go to YOUTUBE and see and hear the huge guns exciting to hear and with this tour to see hands on.

Fun tour, much history to learn about 100's of brave sailors sailed on this magnificent ship in World War II you own it to yourself to visit this ship, and it's history.

5 Stars

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was nice. The only thing I was not satisfied with was the gift store was very expensive. I got four small souvenirs and it came out to $90.00!!!. A coffee mug my mom bought was $32.00. However, employee's were very pleasant .

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Jonathan W, Owner at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Tammy. We have passed your feedback to the store team for future consideration. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good lesson in history for young and old. Tour takes you throughout the ship. You'll see the dining areas for officers and enlisted as well as enlisted and officer quarters. You'll also see the room where President Theodore Roosevelt and others signed. Tour takes about 90 minutes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found it very interesting. The only negative part was there were not many restrooms available. The search for the dog mascot kept the children interested.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touching and seeing history helps bring a greater appreciation for those that followed before me. It helped me realize how tremendous the efforts were that went into designing, building and operating such a magnificent ship.

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