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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 vacation route planner to add USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and other attractions to your Honolulu vacation plans.
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  • Our family of 4 with 2 adult sons visited the Bowfin prior to our tour of the Arizona memorial. It was very interesting to go inside and see the cramped conditions that the crew operated it. It is wel...  more »
  • Visiting the submarine was great. Being able to go inside and see how tight the quarters are gives a greater appreciation for what our soldiers do. Being able to walk on the sub was a great experience...  more »
  • Looks sure can be deceiving! This looks like a small sub, but once inside, there was long (narrow!) corridors that stretched on and on, winding through machinery, eating areas, sleeping quarters, and ...  more »
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  • If you like war machines or have always wanted to be inside submarine then choose this place. Okay everything is shiny and so on but it's ok. This is memorial place now. All things are still very authentic. You will walk inside the submarine from front to rear. There are torbedos and all items like should be. You can also imagine how hard is to live in submarine when you see the places where crew has sleeped. Warning! If you are not familiar with narrow places, do NOT go.
  • Walking around the inside of this submarine was an incredibly emotional experience. I felt as if I could understand the struggle of the men stationed in this submarine many years ago. The fear they must have felt riding this vessel beneath the waves, where death could come at any moment. The power they must have felt manning its controls. I imagined the camaraderie of being in such close proximity with so many individuals. I was also enthralled by the mechanical wonders present in all crevices of the submarine that made no effort to conceal themselves. Of all the historic sites I've visited, this was one of the most enriching.
  • You have to take a walk through this submarine to get a idea of what it would have been like to man it during WWII is mind blowing.
  • Truly fascinating to imagine that people lived inside this submarine for long periods of time. The living quarters are super small and some of the rooms have 3-4 beds. Considering it was under water for most of the time, it must have gotten crowded real quick.
  • A great step back in time. Watch your step, and your head. It's a bit cramped in here. They take a cute picture of you when you board that is printed for you when you get off. The staff aboard are friendly and happy to answer questions. Be sure to bring your camera.