USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu

4.7
#3 of 100 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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  • The USS Bowfin Submarine is an amazing place to visit! We went with my parents last month on the self guided tour. The information on the recording was very in-depth and provided great details. It was...  more »
  • In pearl harbor area you feel all fear about war. To protect the peace in the world , Everbody should visit place such here.  more »
  • Part of the Pearl Harbor experience, this museum and park tells you more about the war under the water. Not only do you get to view and learn about life on a WWII submarine, but you get to understand ...  more »
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  • Went on the tour with my son and he loved it. Although we got there around noon, there was parking available and there weren't any long lines. The sub was very well kept. So much to see in there. A headset was provided to lead you on an audio tour through the sub. Definitely a must see.
  • Didn’t get to Pearl Harbour early enough to catch a decent time to go out to the Arizona so we went over to the Bowfin instead. It’s worth checking it out. You can walk through the ship with a guided audio tour and get a sense of what life on board would have been like. Prices were reasonable and I’d definitely recommend it.
  • Came over from the UK to have a look. I'm big into my history and this is well worth a visit. Well maintained submarine with an excellent history and fair price. The main Pearl museum, tour and local aviation museum are all worth a visit.
  • Very nice old sub. Not allowed to use ladders into all the tight places, just a simple walk through from front to rear but incredible to see the amount of guages, knobs, pipes and other details that went into this old war machine.
  • It was rich in history and I could have spent much more time there but the kids can only take so much history. The exploration of the submarine was much more captivating for the kids to enjoy.
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