War Memorial Park: Home of the U.S.S. Batfish
3500 Batfish Road
Muskogee, OK 74403
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Visit Muskogee's War Memorial Park and step foot on Oklahoma's only Submarine, the U.S.S. Batfish.
The War Memorial Park Museum displays thousands of artifacts dedicated to honoring and remembering the military history of Muskogee and all of Oklahoma. The Museum provides educational opportunities for all visitors and even partakes in traveling exhibitions to spread educational opportunities all across the state.
Aboard the U.S.S. Batfish, visitors may step back in time and reflect for a moment as they venture into the forward torpedo room, imagining the echoing voices of history aboard this submarine. The U.S.S. Batfish engines throb as it cuts through the eerily silent darkness.
Viewers may take hold of one of the wheels and ponder the responsibilities of a World War II submarine captain with a crew of 80 lives. As the warning siren begins to shriek, tourists transition into warriors. With just a little imagination, a visit to the U.S.S. Batfish at Muskogee’s War Memorial Park takes families deep under the sea in a faraway time.
The War Memorial Park also displays a thought-provoking memorial honoring the fifty-two submarines lost during WWII. A series of bronze stands, labelled with each ship and its crew (3,505 brave sailors in all), can be seen organized across the park as a silent symbol of the sailors' courage and an ever-lasting memory of their lives. The surrounding peaceful grounds of Muskogee’s War Memorial Park provide visitors with a place to reflect on times past.
At the U.S.S. Batfish and War Memorial Park, families, historians, and submarine enthusiasts alike can find an immersive collection of America’s great history.