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All Aboard the USS IOWA

Southern California has a hidden, historical gem unlike any other, located in the coastal city of San Pedro. Potentially overlooked by many Californians, San Pedro is home to a perfect combination of education, discovery, fun, and considered by many to be the perfect destination for individuals, friends, and family. Here’s what visitors can look forward to when they book a visit to the USS Iowa in this beautiful coastal city.

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Come aboard the USS Iowa in the port of Los Angeles and see for yourself the only battleship on display in the continental west coast! This museum memorial attraction allows visitors to learn all about the Iowa’s years of active service, including her time in WWII, the Korean War and the Cold War.

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11 Must-Visit Museums in California by Culture Trip

This exquisite place of American history is a maritime museum located at the Port of Los Angeles. USS Iowa Museum is a great place for anyone interested in American history. Make sure to check out the most exciting artifact, the USS Iowa, which was the lead ship of the Iowa class of battleships. Donated in 2012 to the Pacific Battleship Center, the USS Iowa fought back in WWII, and has been maintained by the museum.

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5th Anniversary Celebration Battleship Iowa Museum

Gayle Anderson was live in San Pedro, where the Battleship IOWA Museum is celebrating its 5th year of being open to the public. In recognition of this accomplishment Pacific Battleship Center (PBC), the non-profit company that owns and operates the museum, will give away generous prizes donated by its sponsors. The first 1,000 paid guests to tour the Battleship IOWA will receive a commemorative 5th anniversary pin to honor of the occasion.

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San Pedro battleship takes flight with vintage helicopter exhibit

An eight-month restoration project on a 1950s-era military rescue helicopter turned up some surprises leading up to Saturday’s debut of the newest exhibit on board the Battleship Iowa.

For one, it was learned the twin-rotor helicopter never served in the U.S. Navy. Instead, it was one of only 15 sold directly to the French Navy and used in the years leading up to the Vietnam War.

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Pack 872 Tours the USS Iowa

As part of their monthly activity in April, Pack 872 Cub Scouts and their families were treated to an amazing tour of the famed USS Iowa from fore (front) to aft (back) and all places in-between.

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Rare Chance: Spend the Night on the USS Iowa

The USS Iowa, sometimes called “Battleship of Presidents,” was on the move for much of its existence, serving in World War II in addition to the Korean War (as well as the Cold War as well). It’s now at home in San Pedro, where tours and special events, such as Independence Day and Veterans Day, round out its bustling calendar. Quirky happenings also pop up, from time to time, such as when the ship’s barbershop returned for a single day. Now Atlas Obscura, those urban explorers of history and meaning, is hosting an…


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