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Arco, Idaho: Devil Boat - Submarine In The Desert

The "sail" of the nuclear submarine USS Hawkbill (SSN-666), known because of its number as the "Devil Boat" to tourists (but not to its former crew), juts up out of the ground in a roadside park.

USS Hawkbill

400 S. Front St., Arco, ID
USS Hawkbill. On the south end of town, on the north side of US Hwy 20/26, at the corner of Hiway Drive. Across the road from a Shell station.
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Submarine on land.

Devil Boat - Submarine In The Desert

The sub is next to a long green belt. Good for human and dog walks.

[Julie Mattox, 05/08/2022]

Mega-Peace Museum.

Devil Boat - Submarine In The Desert

There is a small science museum in the submarine park, open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

[Leslie, 11/06/2020]

Submarine Conning Tower.

Devil Boat - Submarine In The Desert

On Hwy 20/26 in Arco, ID is the conning tower of the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Hawkbill (SSN-666), aka "The Devil Boat." A local told me that "The Submarine In The Desert" was installed in July 2003 to show their support of the armed forces and because of the town's long association with the Navy and the nuclear fleet.

[Mike Weeks, 04/08/2005]

Is it a sign of the End Times when submarines start surfacing in Idaho? Another landlocked Naval vessel is in South Dakota.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Home of the Atomic BurgerHome of the Atomic Burger, Arco, ID - < 1 mi.
World's First Nuclear Power Plant: TourWorld's First Nuclear Power Plant: Tour, Arco, ID - 17 mi.
Craters of the MoonCraters of the Moon, Arco, ID - 18 mi.
In the region:
Uniroyal Gal, Blackfoot, ID - 57 mi.

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