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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

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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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We had the whole Pearl Harbor package deal, and this was part of it. I'm glad we went, although I'm not sure I'd go again. The planes are cool, but nothing much more exciting than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We bought the passport for all the museums and memorials. Outstanding! Solemn place with great audio tours. Learned years of history in a matter of hours. Even though we were one of the very unlucky ones not to get to go to the Arizona memorial due to the endangered turtle, we were glad we won't.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A must see if your near Pearl Harbor. We took the bus from the Pearl Harbor area, fast 5 minute ride. If you love WW II planes you will love this display. Not the largest but high quality examples, my favorite was a B-17 bomber that was recovered and put back together, the way it was found in a swamp,... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We wanted to get the whole Pearl Harbor experience, so we bought tix to the museum. Once there, we were disappointed at what we got for the $25/person that we paid. There are military planes, but we expected there to be more, and there were none that you could walk through. As former Air Force, and having been to the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Aviation Museum was so cool! I learned so much about the Pearl Harbor attack I had not known before. This is what is mainly covered but there are many other planes to see and displays of first women in flight. You can also see some of the current restoration projects. One hanger is air-conditioned (the main one) and the... More 

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Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed learning so much more about Pearl Harbor. Absolutely enjoyed walking around, seeing and touching the large variety of planes! I am not even an aviation buff but it was extremely cool to see military helicopters and planes from the past being reconditioned! Talking with a live historian who was in the hangars when Pearl Harbor got bombed humbled me.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went here as part of a day tour. It is difficult to do a lot with such large elements and this is reflected in this essentially being rows of planes and helicopters inside and outside a hanger. You need to have at least some interest in old planes. This was interesting as part of an overall day tour but... More 

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is to be put on your bucket list. It takes 3 hours or more. There is little cost as it is a National Park. Arrive early (nlt 7am) because tickets are limited. It is a thought provoking event where many ears are shed. Be sure to do a history lesson w the kids before you go.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had the whole Pearl Harbor package deal, and this was part of it. I'm glad we went, although I'm not sure I'd go again. The planes are cool, but nothing much more exciting than any other aviation museum (the one in Washington, D.C. is better). There are great stories about WWII, and plenty to see, but nothing particularly awesome.... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you like old war planes then this is the place to visit; although, I think the price of $25.00 pp and $16.00 for kids (I believe is what it was) is a bit much. My wife stayed behind because we couldn't justify paying 70 plus dollars to visit the museum. Is it nice? yes, but, does it have a... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When we went to the museum, it was hot and humid outside but cool inside which was great. The audio tour is great and definatley worth while. It was really cool to see all of the planes in great condition and the imformative signs that they each have. Overall, you should go here when you go to Pearl Harbor.

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Address: 319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
Phone Number: +1 808-441-1000
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25

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