USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu

4.7
#3 of 121 in Museums in Hawaii
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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  • Visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial was a must, but a nice part of the experience was touring the USS Bowfin Submarine. It’s a look at life on a WW II sub and the conditions our sailors...  more »
  • This is a really neat addition. You can go inside the submarine and see what it looks like. If you are a big guy like me, take your time. The doorways are tiny. Really neat experience.  more »
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  • Tight quarters going through it. Don't go if you have a bad back or injury to legs. The holes connecting each room require a lot of movement. It really brings to life what people in a submarine have to do and live. Completed the tour of the inside in about 17 minutes.
  • We visited this museum using our Go Oahu card purchased from Costco. If you are using your Go Oahu card, you still need to line up at the ticket booth first to get your actual tickets. This is a self guided tour and headsets will be provided. You can press the number you see on the wall into your headset to listen to the recordings. Low ceiling inside the submarine so it might be uncomfortable for very tall people (over 6 feet). Hard to climb some stairs so it might not be a place to visit for small children.
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