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Los Angeles: Skip-the-Line Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

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43 reviews

Los Angeles: Skip-the-Line Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

From US$ 22.95 per person

Follow in the footsteps of sailors and explore the decks of Battleship USS Iowa, which served the United States proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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  • Learn why the Battleship IOWA is known as the "Battleship of Presidents"
  • Explore the decks and see how the sailors lived
  • See seals, ducks, and possibly dolphins in the water
  • Enhance your experience with the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt app
Full description
Learn about the Battleship of Presidents and see how sailors lived during your visit to the Battleship IOWA Museum. As you walk onboard you'll be greeted on the quarter deck and be given a safety briefing. Appreciate Iowa’s graceful, narrow lifted bow as you look forward up the sloped deck. Stand in front of turret one to get an up-close and personal look at the barrel of a 16-inch 50 caliber Mark 7. Continue a level above the main deck and see inside the captain’s cabin. Learn about president Franklin D. Roosevelt's custom-built bathtub, the first aboard a USN vessel. It was built for his stay on board because of his inability to take showers due to polio. Next, you'll see The 03 level flag bridge. Hear about the history of the ship and how only IOWA’s 03 level conning tower was armored among the four ships of her class. As you move toward the stern on the 05 level you'll get a closer look at the replicas of the 20mm Phalanx CIWS guns. Continue along the tour route, which will lead you down to a narrow deck behind one of the 5-inch gun mounts. Take a moment to walk around the large fantail when you reach the main deck. The self-guided tour includes free use of the award-winning mobile app and the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt. This application contains a great deal of information that will enhance your experience.
  • General Admission to the Battleship USS Iowa Museum
  • Use of the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt mobile app
  • Headphones for scavenger hunt app
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Battleship IOWA Museum 250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Battleship IOWA Museum is open rain or shine
  • The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day
  • Due to Covid-19, only the outdoor areas are accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

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My wife and I took our Son (11) and Three daughters (10, 7, 5) and all of them loved it. The younger girls sought out Vicky and my son is a WWII history buff and could not have been happier had we had Disneyland to ourselves. We enjoyed the self-guided tour and were proud to be Americans. What an amazing piece of history!

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