Uss Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu

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Uss Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States

Phone: +1-8084231341

Ticket Price: 12 USD

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The USS Bowfin (SS-287) Submarine was launched on 7th December 1942, exactly a year after the Pearl Harbor attack and was named the ‘Pearl Harbor Avenger’.

All through it service time, the USS Bowfin was used in nine war patrols between 1943 and 1945. The submarine covered the South China Sea, Celebes Sea, off the East coast of Japan, and into the Sea of Japan and was an alert and defense system against any more attacks akin to the Pearl harbor.

Today, the museum and park takes you through the weapons used during the wars as well as some memorabilia.

Highlights include:

  • Outdoor exhibits including Regulus I- a nuclear armed turbo jet powered cruise missile used during the Cold War, the USS Parche (SS-384) and a Kaiten (manned Torpedos).
  • Indoor exhibits including a Poseidon Missile, Battle flags and memorabilia of the Submarine.

Uss Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park Information

  • The submarine and museum have self-guided tours that include free audio tours.

Uss Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park Ticket Prices

Admission Prices: Submarine and the Museum:

  • Adults: USD 12
  • Children (4-12 years): USD 5
  • Military, Senior Citizens, Kama’aina: USD 8

To tour the Museum only:

  • Adults: USD 6
  • Children: USD 3

Uss Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission into the submarine is at 4:30 pm.
  • Snack bar is open from 7.00 am - 4.00 pm.

How To reach Uss Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Kamehameha Hwy + Ford Island Bl
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a local Cab
  • By renting a Car/Bike

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  • This was something that was neglected in my history classes. If it was mentioned, we never talked about it. This is my first time knowing about it. Before I got on the sub, they took a picture of me. They imprinted and image of me within another picture in the Hawaiian newspaper when Pearl Harbor was bombed. I thought it was pretty steep to what they were asking for it. When they told me that the money goes back to sub on maintaining it, I bought the newspaper.

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  • A MUST SEE TOUR!! This was just as good as the Arizona Memorial (no disrespect here, it's just different and more hands on). It was a very powerful and sobering experience that really took you right back to what these men did for our country. The sigh, sound and even smells of being under the water level in such small compartments is really super awesome. It's not too cramped for a regular sized person. *NOTE: One that have difficulty bending, kneeling or conditions that require a wheelchair, this is not a tour to do the lower deck areas on. You have to crawl through the submarine's lockouts and it is quite cramped at times. Another thing that is neat is that you get to play with some of the sub's gadgets freely.

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  • Wow, this was amazing. It was my first time in a submarine. This is a must see, you will understand how the life was in the submarine. It's a great educational experience.

  • Nice stop next to NPS area. We didn't do it the first day due to time, but the following time since we couldn't get out to the Arizona we decided to try it and glad we did. I've been on a few submarines previously, and this one is the best well kept. They were undergoing maintenance but I couldn't even tell from how great it was. You get to tour both the museum as well as submarine within and on top. It's tight quarters but the one I've been to in NY was even tighter.

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  • Never really knew much about submarines in WW2 so being able to go inside one was really cool! There is a lot of information you can learn and it is a definitely a spot you want see when going to Pearl Harbor.

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