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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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There are two sections to this museum - the main hall which has some interesting displays of aircraft which took place in the Pearl Harbor Attack, as well as other aircraft that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There are two sections to this museum - the main hall which has some interesting displays of aircraft which took place in the Pearl Harbor Attack, as well as other aircraft that were significant in the early stages of the Pacific War. There is a 15 minute film at the beginning of the museum which gives a good account of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was like a big kid here. So many cool planes and great restoration work to see. Everyone will have a great time here.

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Sydney , Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. The displays are restored perfectly, and some you can actually board. The work being done here is being done with the heart. They are obviously very passionate about their work. It was an absolute pleasure to walk around and see their incredible finished products on display.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took the tour and even got to use the flight simulator. Vietnam aircraft brought back memories. They are still expanding. Worth the time to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

See a refurbished Japanese Zero! Many WWII planes are housed here in this original hangar on Ford island, this building still had bullet holes from Japanese attack on Pear harbor. Add this to your WWII history tour!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You cannot help but be moved by this sympathetic memorial and museam - we managed to meet and speak to several veterans which, for me, was an honour. Took both my teenage Children who were thoroughly engaged by the whole experience

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We took a docent tour with Ron on my husband's birthday, he told us so much more about the island and the history of the events and people involved than we'd ever learned in school. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable, catering his tour to how long we had to visit. He really made it feel like we could have... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a very enthusiastic guide! He made the tour very entertaining and very fun. they had benches for taking a rest and soaking in all the history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While in the Pearl Harbor area, this is a must tour to see and visit. You can actually see bullet holes from the attack on Pearl Harbor from December 7.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Without a doubt, it was the carriers, their airplanes and the bombers and fighters of the Army Air Corps that won the war against Japan. The Pacific aviation museum contains a great selection of WW-II and after planes located in two very historic Hangars on Ford Island. In fact if you look at the windows on the sliding glass doors... More 

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