Tour the USS Razorback and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The USS Razorback at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.
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The USS Razorback is a 311-foot submarine was present in Tokyo Bay at the signing of the Peace Treaty ending WW II. It was named after the Razorback whale but fits right in Razorback hog country. This unique sub has earned battle ribbons for WWII and Vietnam. Presently, the sub serves as the foundation for the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Visitors can tour the submarine and get a taste of what it was like to actually work on the vessel.

For naval buffs,  the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum also features exhibits on the the battleship USS Arkansas (BB-33), and the missile cruiser USS Arkansas (CGN-41). It holds a collection from the Arkansas River Historical Society featuring the history of the Arkansas River. The riverwalk next to the the building features memorials to to the USS Snook (SS-279) and USS Scorpion (SSN-589). 

Recently, the museum acquired the the historic tugboat USS Hoga (YT-146). Visitors will be able to tour it, like the Razorback, when it has been fully restored.

Where

The USS Razorback and the Maritime Museum are located in North Little Rock in Riverfront Park. You can reach it by taking the Broadway Street Exit from I-30, exit 141B.

When

The Razorback is open for tours, but times are seasonal. Please call for hours before you visit. Typically, tour hours are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10 AM until 6 PM and Sundays from 1 PM until 6 PM

Special tours can be arranged.

Special Events

The museum and the USS Razorback can be rented for birthday parties, group tours, school field trips, submarine sleepovers and corporate events.