LATF USA loves the Battleship Iowa; it’s rich in history and an incredible sight to see. (Read our full story HERE). Now there are a few more reasons to love this land(water)mark. In honor of the ship’s 70th birthday and its mission, “Celebrating of the American Spirit,” the Pacific Battleship Center is offering FREE admission to guests celebrating their birthdays on board.
Any guest showing proof of their birthday, with either a valid ID or copy of their birth certificate, will get a free Tour Alpha ticket. This special promotion will run through February 21, 2014.
Another piece of history is extending its stay at the Battleship IOWA – a symbolic six-foot sculpture depicting the famous kiss that took place in Times Square on the day WWII ended, August 14, 1945. The sculpture, Unconditional Surrender, by Seward Johnson, is provided by the Spirit of ’45 organization, and has been relocated to the pier-side bow of the historic battleship, allowing FREE public viewing.
First commissioned February 22, 1943, the USS IOWA is the West Coast’s only Battleship open to the public. Considered one of the “Best Cool Exhibits to See with Your Kids,” by CBS Los Angeles, the tour takes guests on a journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War to experience the life of a sailor on the lead ship of the last class of gunships. Guests will walk the wood decks of a battleship and see areas such as the 16-inch guns, 5-inch guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world-famous Captain’s Cabin with the only bathtub installed for an American President on a battleship.
The Battleship IOWA is located at the LA Waterfront, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA, and is open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (September through May); 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (June through August). For more information on the attraction, go to www.pacificbattleship.com