For those looking to get out and explore natural island beauty, there’s no place better than the Hawaiian Islands. While this Pacific archipelago is the perfect place to soak up the sun, enjoy white sand beaches and hike trails that wind over canyons and cliffs, it’s also an amazing vacation destination for those with a passion for history. World War II left an unforgettable impact on these islands and a visit to the Pearl Harbor memorial today is a moving way to remember those that gave their lives for a greater cause. Within the Pearl Harbor Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park offers up a chance for visitors to see the very complex vessels that helped troops fight for freedom during this tumultuous era of war.
A Look at Marine Warfare
At 11 Arizona Memorial Drive in Honolulu, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park sits next to the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center and has been open to the public since 1981. This area of the greater Pearl Harbor Memorial gives visitors a chance to get inside this historical submarine which participated in a number of battles during WWII. Beyond an interior look, the museum incorporates several museum exhibits that highlight equipment that was used on the Bowfin during its prime days at sea, battle flags, missiles and even submarine bells.
Planning a Visit to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
Self-guided tours of the USS Bowfin in Hawaii are available daily between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm with the last tour for the submarine starting at 4:30 pm. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Due to the close quarters of a trip into the submarine, children 4 and under are not permitted to tour the vessel. The cost of an admission ticket includes entrance to both the submarine and the museum. Those looking for a truly unforgettable tour for up to 6 people may want to consider booking the VIP Captain’s Tour of the vessel and museum which is led by a former US Navy Submarine Commanding Officer and is a 2-hour experience complete with insider knowledge. The cost of this type of tour is $600 for a group entrance.
A Historical Stay in Honolulu
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