Arkansas’ Best Kept Secret – Tour the USS Razorback Submarine
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like inside a submarine? Look no further than the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock.
Visitors from all over the U.S. and overseas have come to tour the USS Razorback, since its opening in May of 2005. The USS Razorback was anchored in Tokyo Bay during Japan's surrender, ending World War II. The submarine is one of two floating Naval vessels including the tugboat Hoga, a designated National Historic Landmark that represented its moment in time during World War II. Hoga is currently undergoing renovations and only the main deck is open for self-guided tours.
Visitors who board the historic fully restored USS Razorback (SS-394) will enter the vessel using a 14-foot ladder to climb into the space. The submarine which is still operated at 90 percent will immerse you into the sights, sounds, and smells of this authentic submarine.
If you are unable to make the climb, there's still plenty to see and do topside of the museum including artifacts, exhibits, and displays from other Naval vessels including the missile cruiser USS Arkansas and the battleship USS Arkansas. You'll also learn about the history of the Arkansas River too. Make sure you visit the North Shore Riverwalk that features two memorials and the nearby Peace Garden.
For times and more information about this unique experience, please visit their website. Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Whether you are a history buff or war buff, this is an incredible tour well worth the 2-hour drive from Texarkana.