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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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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 2 days ago

For naval history buffs and kids this is a must-visit, especially if you've never seen a battleship. From the deck one has a good view of container ships being loaded in the Port of Los Angeles. Accessible by car or from the walking trail along...More

Thank fivecontinents5
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you happen be in L.A. and are on the south side of the city, try to get by to look at the wonderful Battleship Iowa display. It was very reasonably priced and the tour was quite extensive. My grandson received a dogtag that says...More

Thank Cliff N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the self tour with the arrows and just roaming around the ship and enjoying history at our own pace. The dog tour for the kids to look for was a great idea for getting them involved! We only wish that we could have gotten...More

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

History comes alive with a tour of the USS Iowa, through both signage, and information from the docents aboard. I particularly enjoyed the video which compared accommodations on the ship before and after improvements. And what a fine touch, announcing and thanking each member of...More

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Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would have loved to enjoy the battleship with my family but I was unfortunately stuck on the ship's deck due to my wheelchair. The volunteers were all very friendly.

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Thank sabrina_pierce32
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had visited the Iowa during the last Fleet Week last year. Our daughter, son-in-law, and their 2 of their boys aged 14 and 12 thought it was wonderful and the youngest described it as awesome, particularly when he discovered it could...More

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Thank Keith A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the latest of our many visits to the USS IOWA. The Restored HUP-2 Helicopter is outstanding. There is always something new. The crew is very helpful and welcoming to all visitors. We will be back for Fleet Week over Labor Day weekend

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Thank Jack C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Battleship USS LOWA last week. It's wonderful and excellent for visotrs to go. We could go into each area of the battleship and the experience was good for us, including adults and kid. It's worth to spend half a day at there.

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Thank Chowkm777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Educational, interesting informational and enjoyable. The tour at your own pace was a plus since both me and my wife suffer from injuries. Overall a great experience slightly physically challenging due to our conditions but well worth the visit.

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Thank Philip R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé wanted to go since last year. I bought tickets for his birthday. He absolutely loved it. It's amazing to be on such an iconic battleship so rich in history. If you're not into history, the size of the ammo and guns are pretty...More

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John M
23 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.