The large Pacific Aviation Museum has indoor and outdoor exhibition areas where you can see all kinds of aircraft from ancient times to the present. There are many small airplane models and pilots'stories in the museum. At the same time, you can experience the formal airplane and visit it in the cabin.
The Pacific Aviation Memorial is composed of hangar 37 and hangar 79. The ticket office of the memorial is at the front of hangar 37. The staff will bring visitors a tour bracelet. The hangar No. 37 is mainly composed of B-25 bombers and zero fighters. Apart from displaying static aircraft, hangar 79 can also visit the repair of aircraft, so it is also a workshop.
This is a big must on your Hawaii tour. I would recommend you wake up early and line up at 6am to get an early spot. Basically once you're in line, you wait till 7am so you can get your ticket. We got the 7:30 time slot, so we watched the video about WWII and then we went on the boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. The boat ride was awesome cause we got the hear the National Anthem also. You got to spend about half an hour at the memorial before you head back. After you head back, you can have a chance to walk through the museum. The museum took about almost 2 hours to walk through and we learned a lot about everything going on during WWII. This is a very great experience that everyone should go to when you're in Hawaii!
The only place you can find such amazing history from the land, sea and air all in one place. Amazing veterans all around the Pacific Aviation museum really made that experience special. Their stories were amazing. The USS Arizona memorial got a very emotional response out of me that I wasn't prepared for. To see the ship below the surface and then read the long list of the sailors still lost onboard...it is heartwrenching. You can still see the oil seeping to the surface "the black tears". The Missouri was a very interesting and impressing thing to see. And the Bowfin was soo cramped it was amazing men actually served on board. Great place to see an amaxing piece of history.
"December 7, 1941 a date that will live in infamy" See where World War II started and ended for America. View the Arizona memorial, Bowfin submarine, Battle Ship Missouri and Air museum on Ft Island. A must see while in the islands. Park hours are 7am -5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Pearl Harbor is legendary. We all know what happened in World War II and how it propelled America into the war. On this beautiful base, one can see remnants of that day at the USS Arizona Memorial. Located adjacent to Hickam Air Force Base, the decades had us going back and forth between the bases as they kept outdoing each other with base department store.Today, Pearl Harbor's Navy Exchange is the winner.
After learning about Pearl Harbor, seeing the locale is a different story. As you stand looking out at the harbor and back towards the mountains you can't help to imagine what the scene must have been like, Dec. 7th, 1941. If you're an American this is a must-see. If you're not, a must-see anyway. Put it on your itinerary and don't forget to go visit the USS Arizona Memorial either.
This place seemed so surreal because you see it in the movies and history channels. When you go out to the water, you can actually see the gas still seeping out onto the water from the ship below. When you get to the entrance, they don't allow you to take on any bags or purse. You can take a camera and wallet in. I had to go back to the car and leave my bag in the trunk.
Pearl Harbor is more than just a historic site, its a place where one can admire the battleships of the old and reflect on the new. The USS Arizona Monument is the most famous but there's more to offer such as tours of some of the other ships as well as a submarine. Take some time, reflect on american history, and take a moment of silence as tribute to the man and women who serve
Anyone traveling to Hawaii should really consider visiting Pearl Harbor. The experience is both moving and enlightening and can be made especially poignant if you go there on a tour with a certified guide. Not all tour companies are certified to bring visitors to Pearl Harbor. I recommend the services of Discover Hawaii Tours.http://www.discoverhawaiitours.com