AAA Editor Notes
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, next to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center off SR 99, commemorates those who served in the “silent service.” The park centerpiece is the 1,500-ton USS Bowfin, also known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger.” Launched in 1942, this Balao-class submarine could remain submerged for 24 hours. A museum traces the history of submarine design.
A theater in the park shows film footage from World War II and submarine-related videos. Other highlights include a periscope and conning tower viewing facility, a Japanese one-man “suicide submarine” from World War II and a memorial to the 52 U.S. submarines and more than 3,500 crewmen lost during this world war.
Tickets are sold at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.