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If you plan to visit quite a few of the attractions at Pearl Harbor, we recommend that you get a Pearl Harbor Pass, which includes a visit to the USS Arizona, as well as admission to the USS Bowfin submarine, the USS Missouri ship, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. With the help of our tour […]

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941, in the first five minutes of the attack, four battleships were hit, including the USS Oklahoma and the USS Arizona Minutes later, the Arizona exploded after a bomb hit its gunpowder stores, sinking the ship and killing 1,177 of its crew. Schooner’s restaurant is about […]

USS Arizona Memorial is one of the most remarkable sites in Pearl Harbor. When you are driving from downtown Honolulu, take the H-1 freeway west and take the exit 15A, marked Arizona Memorial Stadium. There are more than two dozen more aircraft on display at the museum, from helicopters like the Bell UH-1 Iroquois and […]

Visit the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and see informative reenactments, authentic exhibits and guided tours that enable you to travel back in time to experience the chilling sights and sounds of the two-hour attack that wounded 1,282 Americans and killed 2,402. The Navy offered the Pacific Aviation museum $250,000 toward renovation of the control tower’s […]

Pearl Harbor has been declared a National Historic Landmark, the only US naval base to be declared so. Today Pearl Harbor in Hawaii is one of the major Oahu attractions. There are other attractions at Pearl Harbor including a museum that contains the plaques that contain the names of all military and civilians killed during […]

Today, the USS Arizona Memorial, operated by the National Park Service witness thousands of visitors per month year. The destruction of the USS Arizona battleship and the immense loss of life associated with her sinking came to symbolize the reason that U.S. was fighting in WWII in the months and years following the attack on […]

Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor is a non-profit organization. The memorial was designed to accommodate 2,400 visitors a day, but it now gets twice that, drawing 1.5 million visitors a year as the state’s top tourist destination. In September 2010, the Pacific Aviation Museum signed the lease on the Ford Island Control Tower and […]

When you travel to Pearl Harbor, make sure to pause at Remembrance Circle, which pays tribute to the men, women, and children, both military and civilian, killed as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The visitor center includes a spacious bookstore, numerous interpretive wayside exhibits, and a lovely waterfront promenade. Explore the exhibit […]

Pearl Harbor was named after the pearl-producing oysters that once abound there some years before it became a naval base. If you are planning to visit Pearl Harbor, make sure that you see all the iconic sites including USS Arizona, Bowfin Submarine Museum, Battleship Missouri Memorial or ‘Mighty Mo’, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific […]