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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Address: 319 Lexington Blvd, Hanger 37, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
Phone Number: 808-441-1000
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Ranked #25 of 120 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 café 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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Ogden, Utah
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296 reviews 296 reviews
107 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to lots of airplane museums and my husband likes them all. He was not disappointed in this museum. He saw several things he had never seen before like the big navy helicopters. There was a wrecked B17 found in the jungle found on an island near Australia.. These hangers were used in World War II.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

You must do this if you have any interest in historical events. The museum is small but well done with excellent guides. We had a guide named Jerry who made the events come alive, and was extremely entertaining. I found myself reading up on some of the stories he told for days afterwards. Also go around on your own with... More 

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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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161 reviews 161 reviews
68 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lots to see but minimum information provided. Some headsets or tour guides would go a long way to making this more educational/enjoyable. On site cafeteria was really good though:)

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California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We made a day of Pearl Harbor. At first, I have to admit I wasn't too interested in seeing this part of the Arizona/USS Missouri tour. But we followed around a wonderful guide/docent : Jerry Goerdine (I think that's how you spell his name). He's retired AF, knows just about everything about all the planes--a wealth of knowledge. Though it's... More 

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Ventura, CA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This site opened on Dec 7, 2007 and it is quite impressive. My wife and I took a docent led tour and we were the only two who did at that time. Our docent was very knowledgeable about the history of all the aircraft and exhibits at the museum. We spent a lovely afternoon on our "private" tour of the... More 

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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I gave this attraction a "3 Star" rating for the "Sights" category simply because when it comes to exhibits alone, it doesn't compare to either the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton or the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. However, I give this attraction a "5 Star" rating for the "Overall" category simply because where... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a great experience for us and a convenient location being right next to the Pearl Harbor Complex.There are a few Exhibits, Sculptures, and Flight Simulators, including an exhibit about Amelia Earhart's visit here to Pearl.The Cafeteria was very good for a snack too,I recommend.The pricing is acceptable but the simulators are a bit overpriced if you ask me!

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was Stop #3 on our All-Day Pearl Harbor Tour. There are two Hangars in this Museum. The first has a Cafeteria where we had our pre-ordered lunch. Also, all around this Hangar, there are a few Exhibits, Sculptures, and Flight Simulators, including an exhibit about Amelia Erhart's visit here. The Gift Shop has many items of interest. We then... More 

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Wisconsin
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30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is one of the additional tours one can take if you are visiting the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. This one is an additional cost but worth the trip. It features some of the aircraft that were used at Pearl Harbor during that time of the war and describes the events that occurred during and after the attack. The... More 

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great to see actual aircraft used during that time. Mini movie provided insight to the attack. Learned so much history.

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