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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 #24 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This place was great! It started off with a film to educate you on the battle of Pearl Harbor followed by an unguided tour of the warehouses and some of them all had the original bullet holes in the windows. The planes were fascinating and the history lesson is wonderful.

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The museum consists of two hangars. The first one, off of the cafe and the gift shop, is a permanent exhibit that documents the aircraft's involvement in world war 2. The second hangar (79) consists of rotating exhibits of various aircrafts, American, foreign and from multiple branches. We spent about 2.5 hours at the museum, but you could spend an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was the only disappointing part of my day at Pearl Harbour and it was one of the things I was most looking forward to seeing. Essentially there are two hangars with lots of extraordinary planes just sitting there. You get to walk around, at ground level, and look at them. However there are no elevated gantries or any other... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Two hangars on Ford Island. The main hangar shows WWII-era aircraft and tells the story of many of the aircraft in use during the war. Really liked the display regarding the Raiders. The second hangar has aircraft from many eras. Good french fries in the canteen.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited this museum on our recent trip to Hawaii. Our excellent guide was a Mr Dave Kennedy, he made the visit so interesting. Well worth a visit when you go to Oahu.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The museum is located on Ford Island. The museum consists of two hangars. The first one is the building that you enter in where you can find the gift shop and the cafe. We had lunch in the cafe and I would highly recommend grabbing lunch here as the cafe is air conditioned and there are many hot food options.... More

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Kaysville, Utah
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Two original hangers on Ford Island make up this wonderful visit to the past of aviation history in the Pacific. Even a section about Amelia Earhart's history in the Hawaiian Islands is fun to read and learn about. You cannot go wrong spending the money for the entrance fee and the time to visit!

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

This Aviation Museum is fantastic and a real essential element for flight enthusiasts and history buffs. Mr. John Fisher was our personal Tour Guide and walking Encyclopedia Flight Expert that single-handedly guaranteed our visit was superb. Take a walk along history's combat aircraft and be amazed by the volunteers that bring these aircraft and the gutsy Pilots to life. Thank... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice museum. Lots of history. Like everything on Oahu - expensive. Worth the trip if you like airplanes.

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited this along with a tour of Pearl Harbor. It is not far from the USS Arizona Memorial. The museum is in two hangars and has a good representation of aircraft and scenes from history associated with them. They also have a nice restaurant that serves lunch type food. The food was good and the museum was worth the... More

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