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Los Angeles Outdoor Museum and Tour

Historic Battleship USS Iowa served in the U.S. Navy for over 75 years. Visitors of all ages enjoy memorable self-guided outdoor museum tours while kids search for Vicky, the ships mischievous mascot!  Create family memories aboard the Battleship of President’s.

Mascot: Vicky the Dog

Kids of all ages (including adults) enjoy looking for our mascot Vicky, by following the mischievous dog through our free mobile app or scavenger hunt card.  This one of the many reasons Battleship USS Iowa is considered one of Los Angeles’s best museums for all ages.

Los Angeles' Naval Ship Museum

Outdoor Museum Located on the LA Waterfront
Gold and Silver W3 Awards for Best Museum Mobile Apps/Sites
Voted #1 Best Museum: Travel + Hospitality Awards
TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2012-2018
California Governor Award Winner for our Best Museum App

Outdoor Helicopter Museum Exhibit

Battleship USS Iowa Museum has Los Angeles’s only Korean War era HUP-2 Helicopter on outdoor display!

Learn the History

When you visit the Battleship USS Iowa, you can thank a veteran and hear how they lived aboard in-person and through the mobile app. Your visit and/or donation goes towards supporting education, veterans, and community programs.

Los Angeles Outdoor Museum and Tour

Historic Battleship USS Iowa served in the U.S. Navy for over 75 years. Visitors of all ages enjoy memorable self-guided outdoor tours while kids search for Vicky, the ships mischievous mascot!  Create family memories aboard the Battleship of President’s.

USS Iowa and USS Mercy

Mascot: Vicky the Dog

Kids of all ages (including adults) enjoy looking for our mascot Vicky, by following the mischievous dog through our free mobile app or scavenger hunt card.  This one of the many reasons Battleship USS Iowa is considered one of Los Angeles’s best museums for all ages.

Considered one of Los Angeles’ best outdoor museums, Battleship USS Iowa features interactive programs focused on education, veterans, and community.  All admissions and donations go towards supporting our non-profit programs in education, veterans, and community.

We invite you to watch the video to the right.  After watching the video, please explore our website and plan a visit.

Learn more about the museum…

Site developed by Wicked Code, Inc. and funded by The Edward E. & Marie L. Matthews Foundation •  Photos by Rick Stipa Photography
Other photos - US Navy Archives and National Archives

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