Battleship USS Iowa Museum

Battleship USS Iowa Museum

"Our Liberties We Prize, Our Rights We Will Maintain" - USS Iowa Motto

Tour the West Coast's only battleship at the Battleship USS Iowa Museum, located at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.

This WWII era battleship was built in 1940 and served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Cold War. It served our country for 50 astounding years, decommissioned in 1990. It is oftentimes referred to as the 'Battleship of Presidents', having served Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and George HW Bush in its time. The Battleship USS Iowa is also called 'The World's Greatest Naval Ship' by many historians, well-known for its 'big guns, heavy armor, fast speed, longevity, and modernization'.

Today you can experience the history of the Battleship Iowa first hand with several different award-winning self-guided tours, as well as several guided VIP tours. Choose from options such as the Kids Tour, Full Steam Ahead VIP Tour, 'Big Stick' Experience VIP Tour, New Recruits Tour, City at Sea Tour, Iowa's Weapons Tour, and Vicky's Highlights Tour.  During these tours you will see all the available exhibits onboard the museum, such as the following:

  • Naval Gun Accidents
  • The Legacy of the Navy
  • Lost at Sea
  • Pacific War and Peace
  • Iowa's Panoramas
  • Virtual Reality
  • Alpha Romeo Tango