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San Pedro , CA
USS IOWA - The Battleship of Presidents
Experience the USS IOWA educational attraction - the West Coasts only Battleship open to the public. Considered one of the Best Cool Exhibits to See with Your Kids, your tour takes you on a journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War to experience the life of a sailor on the lead ship of the last class of gunships. Walk the wood decks of a battleship and see areas such as the 16 guns, 5 guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world famous Captains Cabin - with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for a President. Battleship IOWA has hosted three Presidents - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush - and numerous dignitaries during almost 70 years of service. USS IOWA is 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.
The Battleship IOWA is open every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
September through May: 10:00am - 5:00pm with the last ticket sold at 4:00pm
June through August: 9:00am to 5:00pm with the last ticket sold at 4:00pm