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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu

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Home to a World War II submarine known as the "Pearl Harbor Avenger," USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park allows you to learn about the role of submarines in the war and see their inner workings up close. By the time the USS Bowfin was retired after World War II, it had successfully completed nine separate patrols in the Pacific Ocean and had sunk more than 14 enemy vessels. The museum displays artifacts, including weapons. A site here honors the vessels and crewmen lost during the war. Grab a narrative audio guide to learn about life aboard the ship and its combat missions. Use our Honolulu trip planning app to visit USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park on your trip to Honolulu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I never imagined that I would go inside a submarine. It was amazing to see and the cramped conditions that the sailors lived in. It was a bit claustrophobic, but very interesting as well. 
    I never imagined that I would go inside a submarine. It was amazing to see and the cramped conditions that the sailors lived in. It was a bit claustrophobic, but very interesting as well.  more »
  • great museum to expend the day, a lot of elements to see, self audio tour, at your own pace. Tour the submarine is awesome. Great place for bunch of pictures 
    great museum to expend the day, a lot of elements to see, self audio tour, at your own pace. Tour the submarine is awesome. Great place for bunch of pictures  more »
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  • This is an exceptionally well done tour and museum. The museum was just opened in '21 and provides a wealth of information about the submarine history and operations. Recommend touring the boat first, with the free audio, then visiting the museum. Very good time spent!
  • We loved this section of the pearl harbor museum there are several different and absolutely beautiful views of the ocean and there are statues, monuments, the submarine, and torpedoes on display here. Maybe it's because you have to pay to enter this area, but it is beautiful and the staff are very friendly. We enjoyed being able to see the different torpedoes and submarines. You are actually able to walk on the submarine and go inside of it and see the different parts/functions. The gift shop had really cool souvenirs and purchases fund the parks upkeep. The food offered at Jake's was really good with decent prices. If you enjoy submarines or simply want to pay your respects and visit pearl harbor I suggest this area.

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