Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Oahu  /  Honolulu  /  Museums  /  USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu
(4.5/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Honolulu itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Honolulu by other users

43 days in Mexico, United States & Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Honolulu & Lahaina SEE PLAN June, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Honolulu SEE PLAN June, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA November, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Kauai & Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There time is gone without your homework too, but plenty of customers. You guys ship photos, so walking will take a reasonable amount of time. Ship poses far greater guidance and take pictures while women there are.
    View original
  • Enjoyed our visit. The Bowfin was commissioned one year to the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked and played a vital role in the war that followed. The exhibit is well maintained and very well presen...  more »
  • We got to experience a walk on the Bow Finn submarine,my son throughly enjoyed himself. Would recommend this to anyone wanting this experience. 
Google
  • 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.