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 the war.
USS Arizona Memorial is one of the top things to do in Oahu, Hawaii. Enjoy a USS Arizona Memorial narrated tour. Pearl Harbor’s Hangar 79 housed fighters, bombers, and patrol planes during World War II and was used for maintenance and repair of aircraft on their way to the front lines. If you are ready to spend some money then you can take advantage of guided tours and flight simulators at Pacific Aviation Museum.
Visitors get a chance to look at very old aircraft such as 1942 Japanese Zero, the Wildcat and many similar. You can take audio tour of the memorial which is narrated by World War-II US Navy Veteran Ernest Borgnine. So considering the crowd, best time to visit the USS Arizona Memorial is early in the morning.
Today, Pearl Harbor shows little traces of the destruction that took place in 1941. There is a no bag policy at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you can bring in your wallet, camera, phone and bottled water. Please check in at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites ticket counter, located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Free parking is available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Each visitor will also receive a souvenir map and guide to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. This tour is one of the most popular half-day tours sold at the Visitor Center.