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“Excellent learning experience”

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
Ranked #13 of 324 things to do in Honolulu
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Rockville, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent learning experience”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This was my first time in Hawaii, along with my husband and two kids under age 8. We had planned to visit the USS Bowfin. We went into the submarine and it was amazing to learn that people lived in it for months at a time. Each room was tiny and crammed especially for tall people. It made me really appreciate the work and effort it took for those who served. It was fun, interesting and a great educational experience for everyone.

Visited November 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Interesting historic sight”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Shows crampedness of life in a submarine of the last century - claustrophobic even without humidity and the sounds under way. Explore and experience how it was like to fight in WW2. Instsills a lot of respect for those who were brave enough to do so.

Visited November 2013
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Mildura, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Close quarters!”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My first time in an actual submarine. Cannot imagine having to live in such cramped quarters for the length of time experienced by servicemen and women. Was a fantastic insight into the level of sacrifice required of them.

Visited November 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

If you are a history buff and like submarines then make sure you go to the Bowfin. Not wheel chair accessible and be prepared to duck if you are tall and watch your shins going through hatches. Great history and feel for what it was like to work on a sub.

Visited November 2013
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Lancashire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

We thought we would spend a morning there but ended up there the while day and actually were some if the last people out. My husband was really interested in it all and could have spent another day there but one day was enough for me

Visited October 2013
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