Awards & Acclaim:

The USS IOWA Battleship Museum and the Pacific Battleship Center have been recognized by various organizations for their programs and services.

CBS Los Angeles – Best Cool Exhibits to See With Your Kids

“As a museum that is a fun family experience, the storied warship offers kid-friendly tours from the decks to the Captain’s cabin, as well as other exhibits on board. The massive ship provides a glimpse into the past through a unique experience aboard the only battleship currently on the West Coast…Kids will love it!”

LA Mayor Villaraigosa Says Iowa is a Popular Attraction

“L.A. owes Iowa a debt of gratitude,” Villaraigosa said.

“Since July the USS Iowa has been docked in the Port of Los Angeles…It’s there thanks in large part to the citizens of Iowa who pledged $3 million to refurbish the ship and get it ready for display and I want to thank you for this inspiring outpouring of generosity and support.”

Battleship Iowa Named 2013 Museum Ship of the Year

“The IOWA’s relocation, preservation, and interpretation efforts exemplify the spirit of American ingenuity and grit, and offer the next generation a direct living, breathing link to the past. So we are very pleased and proud to present this year’s award to the USS IOWA,” said CDR John F. Hamma, USN (Retired).