The USS Iowa has made it’s home here in Southern California. Built in 1940, the USS IOWA served our country for over 50 years. Designated the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship” due to her big guns, heavy armor, fast speed, longevity and modernization, she kept pace with technology for more than 50 years.
During her more than 50 years in service, IOWA has welcomed and escorted our nation’s Commander in Chief on many occasions. No other battleship in our nation’s history has been host to more U.S. Presidents than the IOWA. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first to take this voyage in 1943 for a meeting with Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Chiang Kai-shek at the Tehran Conference. Next was President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1986 during the celebration of the restoration and centenary of the Statue of Liberty. Lastly President Geaorge H.W. Bush in 1984 for the recommissioning ceremonies in Pascagoula, MS.
After decades of action and several stints in mothballs, the USS Iowa has found a new home in San Pedro, Calif., where she will become a museum. The Iowa, one of America’s last battleships, has a storied past that includes tours in World War II, Korea, and the Cold War.
General Admission tickets for adults ages 18-61 are $18 and $10 for those ages 6-17. Seniors (62 and up) will get in for $15. For more information, visit the Pacific Battleship Center online.
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