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Battleship USS Iowa Museum General Admission

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    Visit: Battleship USS Iowa Museum, 250 S Harbor Blvd San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731-2830

    Head to the easily accessible Los Angeles waterfront in San Pedro and use your ticket to tour the Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Designed to stop wars, not start them, the USS Iowa served the US for more than 50 years and was known as the “Battleship of Presidents.” See where Roosevelt stayed and planned WWII strategy in the stately captain's cabin — complete with the only bathtub on a US Navy ship built specifically for a president.

    At this family-friendly attraction, discover the evolution of this flagship of the fleet, which boasts a new role today as an interactive classroom. Via film footage and exhibits, you'll see the Battleship USS Iowa as her former crews saw her. Wander the same wooden decks and bridges, and explore the iconic ship’s interior spaces where elite Navy sailors performed their duties during the Korean War and the Cold War.

    Witness the battleship's big guns and Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles, see the crew quarters, and learn more about life at sea from onboard tour guides — many of whom are US Navy veterans. Kids can even participate in a fun scavenger hunt to find the ship’s mascot.

    Tour this vast ship — the West Coast's only battleship open to the public — at your own pace. You'll find much to educate and entertain the whole family on this mighty vessel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Battleship Iowa Museum, San Pedro
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    • Award Winning Mobile Tour APP (download in Google Play or iTunes store) with 7 languages.
    • Vicky the Dog Scavenger Hunt
    • Museum Exhibits
    • Entry/Admission - Battleship USS Iowa Museum
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Parking fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Main deck, the President's Cabin, and museum spaces are accesible for wheelchairs via chairlifts. Additional decks and exhibits require traversing steep stairs.
    • Strollers are allowed in accesible areas on board the ship. Stroller parking is available for those that want to continue to upper levels.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Download mobile tour app prior to visiting for FREE to explore available options. Available in 7 languages.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband and I toured the ship with our three daughters ages 17-22. We did the self guided tour. We all enjoyed it and thought it was a great experience and learned a lot about the ship and the people associated with it. Since we...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jodi B
    Jonathan W, Owner at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your review!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My son and I visited the USS Iowa on August 21. It was a fascinating experience. You're allowed to go through most of the ship - certainly enough to get an excellent idea of what life must have been like for most of the sailors...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank OttawaDave
    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    It's really interesting to see the differences between the ship in the World War II days through the modern era. I also liked all the history about all of the wars and routes the ship has been on. It was a long self-guided tour and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank corbyers111
    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Enjoyed our tour whilst we were "parked" next door on our cruise ship. Really enjoyed our visit and thought the ship was well preserved and the exhibits were very informative. credit to the volunteers for their respectful service

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ItchyFeet319
    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    Unique chance to explore a battleship. Pulling into the parking lot you are struck by how huge this ship is. We spent two hours exploring and listening to stories from servicemen aboard the ship sharing their experiencing and knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank RitaLyC
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    Del D
    12 September 2019|
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    Response from musicjoshmusic | Reviewed this property |
    I don't want to discourage your father from going but it is a very difficult area to navigate. 1st the incline to board the ship is very steep ramp. 2nd the stairs to reach each level are almost vertical - they are... More
    27 August 2019|
    Response from OttawaDave | Reviewed this property |
    I believe it's open 10am - 4 pm. Check the website for hours.
    Ken W
    10 June 2019|
    Response from Jonathan W |
    Yes, this is a self guided tour. There is a free mobile app that you can use, in addition to other info on the tour.
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    • Battleship USS Iowa Museum
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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