The Muskogee War Memorial Park – Home of the USS Batfish – is one of Muskogee’s most unique attractions. The park contains an actual World War II submarine, the Batfish, responsible for sinking three enemy submarines and eleven other enemy vessels during World War II. As a result of this record, the Batfish and her crew were highly decorated with nine Battle Stars, one Navy Cross, four Silver Stars, ten Bronze Stars, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Visitors to the Muskogee War Memorial Park can step inside the submarine and explore World War II history by walking through torpedo rooms, crew cabins, and other critical areas of the submarine. Besides the USS Batfish, the park also contains a self propelled howitzer, cannons, missiles, and other military artifacts for view.
While exploring the depths of World War II history, visits can reflect upon the 52 Monument, a series of plaques dedicated to each submarine the United States lost during World War II.
Only in Muskogee, Oklahoma!