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Battleship USS Iowa Museum - San Pedro- Los Angeles Waterfront Attraction. Close to Long Beach.
Battleship IOWA is the West Coast’s only Battleship open to the public, located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet prior to World War II and an area rich in maritime history. Walk the wood decks and see areas such as 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 a President. Known as “The Battleship of Presidents,” IOWA has hosted three Presidents - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush - and numerous dignitaries during almost 70 years of service.
New for 2017, is Battleship Flight – A Naval Aviation Experience where guests will get to see up-close a Korean War-era Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever Helicopter, on IOWA’s flight deck. Guest will also be able to have a Virtual Reality HUP Experience of flying an actual HUP helicopter, as well as, take a simulated ride in a Motion Flight Theater.