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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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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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As part of Pearl Harbour visit, it should be included

As part of Pearl Harbour visit, it should be included. Huge variety of planes, choppers and other items. Very informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of Pearl Harbour visit, it should be included. Huge variety of planes, choppers and other items. Very informative.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to see the planes in the WWII era. And was not disappointed. You got to see the some that they are working on to restore.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Parts if the museum are well laid out and give you a very good idea of the attack on Pearl Harbour. The older kids will love the flight simulator that has you defending the air base. There are a good range of aircraft both on the Apron and in the second Hanger..but they could do with a little more pizzaz... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw this Museum when visiting Pearl Harbor. Has a collection of aircraft. Some older models and well as more current models. Some of the aircraft get restored in Hanger 79. Interesting, informative. I wouldn't give it a miss when visiting Pearl Harbor

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not all that interested in aviation, but even still, this museum held my interest. You start by watching a short introductory movie, then you tour two buildings full of planes. There is a cafeteria with good food at reasonable prices, and clean bathrooms!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot to see here but for aficionados it's a must do. And, if you're here anyway, worth a stop if you have time to.

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Wolmaransstad, North-West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see in there...but I think I would rather have liked to see the battle ship inside...you have a option between 3 to choose from....The Museum, the ship and the memorial.For men it is more interesting I think.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended. We spent the extra 10 bucks for a guided tour - it ended up being just wife and I with Mr. Tanaka. What an amazing guide and what a fantastic museum! I thought I knew everything about Ford Island and the PH attack. They have the real deal here - actual aircraft from WWII to Vietnam, all lovingly... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the Pacific Aviation Museum. There are a lot of great planes and helicopters. The historical information was interesting. The staff was very helpful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive range of planes and helicopters on display under cover and in the open. Not air-conditioned so pick a cool day but well worth the visit

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