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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:  Flexible
Explore Los Angeles’ Battleship Iowa Museum, the West Coast’s only battleship open to the public. Walk the wooden decks of the formidable ship and see its bridge, guns, missile decks, mess areas and captain's cabin. Having hosted three US presidents, the battleship now educates thousands of visitors of all ages through movies, interactive exhibits and crew quarters that illustrate what life was like for sailors during its many years of wartime service.


  • Admission to the Battleship Iowa Museum in Los Angeles
  • Walk through a real battleship that served the US for more than 50 years
  • View interactive exhibits and films depicting life on the battleship
  • Learn important maritime history from World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War
  • Perfect activity for the whole family!

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What You Can Expect

Battleship Iowa Museum Admission in Los Angeles

Battleship Iowa Museum Admission in Los Angeles

Head to the waterfront in San Pedro, a port community in Los Angeles, to use your ticket to the family-friendly Battleship Iowa Museum. The USS Iowa served the US for more than 50 years and was known as the 'Battleship of Presidents,' having hosted Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Roosevelt actually stayed in the stately captain's cabin — complete with bathtub — and planned World War II strategy there.

Wander the wooden decks of the battleship and witness its big guns and Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles. Through films and exhibits, learn about the ship's role during World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War. See crew quarters to get a feel for the everyday life of a sailor on the ship, 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!

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

a great example of military and technical history. Great work of a lot of volunteers to save it and to get it on display.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour is fun for the whole family! Not only was it educational, but it was also amazing to see history right in front of you. The staff was really nice and professional and my kids had fun searching for the dog "Vicky" throughout the ship. We had a great time!

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