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Visit the Outdoor Museum:

Battleship USS Iowa served our country proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War.  Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the region’s best outdoor museums for families and visitors of all ages.  During your fresh-air visit and tour, you will follow in the footsteps of sailors and our mischievous mascot Vicky the Dog and experience first hand why she is know as the “Battleship of Presidents”, “The Grey Ghost”, and “The Big Stick”.

The self-guided tour includes free use or our award-winning mobile app and the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt.  Create memories and see why Battleship USS Iowa visitors continue to rate us as one of the best outdoor museums in Los Angeles.

Note: We adhere to Los Angeles County guidelines for outdoor museum safety protocols.

Your visit and/or donation supports education, veterans, and community programs at Battleship USS Iowa Museum – a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Open daily for museum tours from 10am to 4pm.  Overnight programs, event rentals, and filming available daily.

Vicky Scavenger Hunt Adventure!

Ship’s mascot, Victory “Vicky” the dog has been part of the battleship USS Iowa’s crew since her commissioning in 1943.  Vicky served the ship proudly during WWII and continues to serve the museum today.  Kids (and parents) of all ages enjoy looking for Vicky in our free online app and/or a scavenger hunt card.  Hear the stories of Vicky and make sure you find all of the stops during the tour! 

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