As a non-coastal destination, Arkansas is a surprising location for maritime museums. However, history has come on Arkansas River’s banks in North Little Rock where a decommissioned WWII United States Navy submarine and tugboat are available for events and tours. These vessels are considered amongst the most extraordinary in Arkansas and it offers attendees a great experience that they will not forget.
The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (AIMM) have opened its doors to the public last May 15th, 2005. Focused around the USS Razorback (SS-394) submarine, a WWII veteran, the Cold War and the Vietnam War, and soon will be featuring the historic USS Hoga (YT-146) tugboat, AIMM is not just an ordinary military museum.
What to Know
Experience in actual how men have lived onboard the world’s longest-serving submarine, the USS Razorback (SS-394). Its adjacent museum showcases various exhibits regarding the era of Word War II and the history of Arkansas River. The AIMM hosts special events, birthday parties, and group overnight stays.
Business Hours / Winter Hours
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
*Do note that the museum will close if there is an inclement weather for safety precautions.
Children (under 12) $4.00
Seniors (62 and older) $4.00
Museum only $2.00
(submarine tour not included)
- The museum welcomes small children but they do not recommend you to bring children that are below 5 years on the USS Razorback tour.
- The admission prices of the museum do not include the county, city, or state sales taxes.
- AIMM also has a theater, a huge museum area, and a research library.
- AIMM features the nearby “Beacon of Peace and Hope” and they feature programs and displays regularly regarding the maritime trade’s impact, the Arkansas River, the Arkansas aqua culture, and the inland waterway system.
- All school groups should bring one (1) adult chaperone for every group of 10 students. The chaperone will have a free admission.
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