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Address: 319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
Phone Number: +1 808-441-1000
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Description: One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique interactive...
One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique interactive museum is located near the Battleship Missouri in the battlefield hangers of historic Ford Island which were attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, the beginning of WWII. Aircraft, such as a Japanese Zero and the Stearman in which former President George H.W. Bush soloed as the war's youngest aviator, illustrate how aviation helped stem the war. You'll view historic videos, including a movie of the beginning of the war. Enjoy the authentic gift shop, 1940s themed cafe Laniakea, and the combat flight simulators in which you can virtually fight the battle of Guadalcanal in either an American or Japanese plane.Pacific Aviation Museum's mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum, which educates young and old alike, honors aviators and the support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific Region, and is dedicated to preserving Pacific aviation history.
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Trip down memory lane

The museum for me didn't just give more history on the aircraft used in WWII but had several that I have had the pleasure of turning a wrench on. It could be a bit bigger for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Woodstock, Illinois
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Woodstock, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The museum for me didn't just give more history on the aircraft used in WWII but had several that I have had the pleasure of turning a wrench on. It could be a bit bigger for the price of admission and perhaps someday it will be since there are several aircraft currently in restoration. The B17 had the best sign... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the Battleship Missouri recently and one of the bus stops on the route out of Pearl Harbor was the Pacific Aviation Museum so we stopped in. It cost US$25 each to get in the door. Pricey, even for Honolulu tourist attractions. After entering you realize that what you have accessed is merely a snack bar and a gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the aviation museum, primarily because my husbands interest in aviation! The museum was well planned out, with lot of interesting facts and history about Pearl Harbour as well as other wartime eras. Hanger 73 was quite surreal, with it still having the bullet holes from the Pearl Harbour attack. It's worth while checking it out and soaking in... More 

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Enon
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The WW 2 hanger and exhibits are nicely done and very informative, however, the hanger 79 exhibits have little to do with the second world war. Be advised that many tour buses stop at the museum and it can get crowded and noisy very quickly. We were lucky and happened to be there close to noon and the crowd was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We learned even more about Pearl Harbor on this tour than the Pearl Harbor tour. Our guide who is a volunteer by the way was very energetic and very excited about the planes throughout the whole tour. He had great stories to tell and by his energy you'd think this was his first tour ever! Very cool planes. Very historical!... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It's a decent museum and has interesting aircraft, but it's a bit small for the price of admission. The exhibits it has are well done, though. They cover the Army Air Corps on Pearl Harbor and how they weathered the attack, as well as exhibits on the Japanese Navy, the Doolittle Raid, and the Battle of Midway. The most interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This Museum is still growing, but what is there already is worth seeing. I am interested in aircraft of all sorts, especially the vintage WWII military aircraft. The displays of the aircraft's history/background are interesting and makes for an easy self-walking tour of the Museum. The hour or two spent at the Museum is worth the time for all aviation... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had to go back to the entrance twice because they didn't offer us the free audio guided tour when we arrived. Please note: You will need to leave a piece of ID for the equipment. Then we had to go back to book the flight simulator. Remember to grab a broucher at the visitor centre to take advantage of... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Pacific Aviation Museum has aircraft from WWII to the F-14 and F-15. Docent guides (a couple of WWII vets) were available to question and talk to. They also have five or six simulators where you can play pilot and engage in pretend WWII combat against ships and enemy aircraft. The museum is still expanding and restoring aircraft. The displays... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We visited this fairly new musuem in 2012 and were impressed with the quality of the exhibits. Visited again this month and it has a number of new aircraft and exhibits. A highlight was Swamp Ghost, the B-17 that was rescued from Papua New Guinea. Great museum that we will certaining visit again.

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