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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
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Los Angeles Shore Excursion: Battleship Iowa Museum Admission
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Celebrate the American Spirit aboard Battleship IOWA - the West Coast's only Battleship open to the public. Journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War as you experience the life of a sailor on the lead ship of the last class of gunships. Walk the wood decks to see up close the 16" guns, 5" guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world famous Captain's Cabin with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for President - FDR. Our unique interactive tour now allows you to experience, firsthand, what it was like to live and serve on the historic ship. Access original video content to glimpse currently restricted areas such as the inside of our turrets, audio commentary that share rare and fascinating stories, plus augmented reality which recreates events such as the big 16" guns being fired. Located at the LA Waterfront, former home to the US Navy fleet prior to WWII, Battleship IOWA is open 10am - 4pm daily. (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.)
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250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830
+1 877-446-9261
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been a member since the opening, and enjoy touring a couple of times a year. As the visits, and funding, increase, they are able to do so much. This is a wonderful historical resource.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was an excellent experience. My kids and I love every minute we spent onboard the ship. Can’t wait to go back!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great self guided tour. Very informative plaques displayed. Props made you feel like you were part of the crew and the experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took self-guided tour. The information available is excellent. There are video presentations along the tour. There were some people on hand to answer questions as well at various points in the tour. I enjoyed the experience. To improve the experience, I would suggest opening...More

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Thank tom_helmus
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always interesting to visit old warships that have been turned into museums, and this is no different. You get a good feel for what life was like aboard these ships as lived by the sailors who served on them. We had a very good visit,...More

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Thank Dan29942
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a former Navy Man (QM2), every time I've visited BB-61, it is a trip down memory lane. The docent/volunteers have done a fantastic job restoring the old battle wagon. The "Big Stick" is a glaring reminder of what made our country great.

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Thank bobdollins
Reviewed 6 days ago

This battleship is so neat to visit. Its very large and takes at least an hour or so to walk through and check out everything. There were veterans along the way to talk to who worked on the ship when it was active, so it...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was great and my 11 year old grandson really enjoyed the ship, even though he was not educated on the Navy, let alone the military. I would visit other Navy Ships and Aircraft that have some significance to our history.

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Thank br4notax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done. No complaints. Extremely interesting, customer oriented and very friendly. Keep up the good work.

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Thank keithwaldie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 6 adults & 3 boys over 5 y.o. We all found many things to enjoy and the volunteer guides are great. Recommend you use the app to buy your tickets and skip the line (easy/fast). We started out using the...More

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John M
22 May 2017|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
Hello John, We would encourage you to check it in at the cruise terminal first. They should be able to accommodate you early without a problem. Currently, we do not have a luggage check-in. If you do run into problems at... More
Donna G
19 February 2017|
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Response from avie8tor | Reviewed this property |
Closest hotel is: Sunrise Hotel San Pedro 525 S. Harbor Blvd., Los Angeles, CA However, Suggest you stay in Long Beach, CA if you want a top quality hotel.