Board a Combat Submarine

A Little Bit of HistoryOahu


Not a lot of people know what it’s like to live underwater in a “steel pipe,” particularly with a heavily armed enemy on your tail. To get a glimpse of combat submarine life, visit the USS BOWFIN SUBMARINE MUSEUM AND PARK.

The museum and park are dedicated to the sacrifice of more than 3,500 submarine personnel lost in World War II. On the Bowfin, visitors are given a self-guided, narrated tour using a Walkman-style cassette recorder keyed to stops throughout the submarine.

USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL VISITOR CENTER AT PEARL HARBOR. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note that health and safety guidelines such as face covering requirements are in place. Go to for details and updates.

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