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Honolulu Hawaii Attractions: The Bowfin Submarine Experience

Apr 2, 2008
All American citizens recognize the name "Pearl Harbor." They automatically know of this place in Honolulu because it is the site of one of the few events that one can actually say changed the course of history. It was here that the attack that would mark the beginning of World War 2 took place. Though that was a very long time ago, the scar is still present and all patriotic American citizens still remember. If you are one of these that holds the spirit of freedom that so many died for that day in their heart, that has not forgotten the many sacrifices made on that fateful morning, then you should come to Honolulu and pay your respects to those that fought in that battle. This is a good vacation for all the family, as it is an excellent opportunity to pass you your sense of patriotism to your children.

Honolulu holds three main memorials to the Pearl Harbor battle. One of the most popular of the three is the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. Though the reason for coming to this place may be a somber one, you can still enjoy your time here, as those soldiers from those days would want you to. This museums best attraction is actually the real USS Bowfin that fought in World War 2. As you go through the submarine, you will have a small Walkman stereo with a voice that explains each step you take, each piece of equipment that you come upon and other points of interest.

In the museum itself, you will find yourself thrust deftly into the world of the submarine. There will be old subs and new ones, with exhibits explaining all types of submarines from the very first one to the ultra high tech ones that you will find in the seas and oceans of the world today. This is not just a learning experience, as there are all kinds of submarine arts and artifacts on display also. There are photographs from different eras, artistically created paintings by talented artists from around the world, flags that have actually been in battle, and models that are built to be identical to the originals. The kids will be excited to learn that the weaponry is also on display here, such as torpedoes.

After a long day of walking the submarine and wandering through the museum witnessing some amazing oddities, you will likely need a break. Instead of giving up your day at the museum, drop by the in house mini theater. Here you can kick back with the kids and family and enjoy informational and fun videos that tell about the underwater world of the submarine and the lives led by those within.

Lastly, you can take your little ones to the waterfront memorial. Just inside the Bowfin Park area, you will find this amazing tribute to the fifty plus United States submarines and the more than three thousand brave American soldiers that lost their lives at sea during the entirety of World War Two. Stand before this mighty monument and explain to your child that this is a reminder that the soldiers wanted his/her to be free so bad, that they gave their life to them. Then, teach your child to salute. This is the perfect way to teach your son or daughter to love their country, as well as the soldiers that fought and died for it.
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