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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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Great Visit for Any Fan of History and/or Aviation

We visited the museum on the same day as we saw the Pearl Harbor site. Both were very fascinating. To see some of the planes that were involved in that historic day as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went there as part of a trip to Pearl Harbor and it was well worth the visit. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was completed at a relaxed pace. It was fascinating to see the planes that were involved and quite eerie to see the bullet holes in the hangar. If you love history or aviation you should... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are several rather interesting planes, artifacts and stories at this museum. The docents are friendly and will answer any questions. It is well worth visiting. The air-condition bus to the U.S.S. Missouri will take you by the Aviation Museum. You will need to take the bus over as Ford Island is an active military base. Unless you have the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Smaller than I thought, but great historical info. 13 year old nephew loved it. Flight simulator was just ok. Only took about 2 hours. Easy to see all attractions at Pearl Harbor (this being one) if go to USS MO then Aviation Museum right after each other, with an early am time for Arizona.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum on the same day as we saw the Pearl Harbor site. Both were very fascinating. To see some of the planes that were involved in that historic day as well as many others is a real treat. Some of the hangers that housed the planes still have bullet holes in the windows and sheet metal from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Or in World War II and Pearl Harbour. There were a large number of aircraft in the two hangers which survived the attack on Pearl Harbour.the first hanger had planes presented in a more "action" style but we also enjoyed looking at the planes and helicopters both outside and in the second hanger. There is a nice cafe here, and... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lots to see but you may be growing weary. There is so much to see you have to pace yourself if you visit the Arizona Memorial, the Missouri, the Bowfin, and take your time in the museums at the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I did not take the tour but it was pretty easy to walk around and do it yourself. Pretty interesting place and worth a visit. You can tell that they are hurting for money but they do a very good job with what they do have. Great atmosphere and well put together.

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Fenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

For all of us, who dreamed about being a Top Gun pilot or a member of the Black Sheep Squadron. Get up close and personal and touch the aircraft that you dreamed of. Make it part of your day at Pearl Harbor.

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Mooresville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum has a number of WWII and newer aircraft on display which adds to the overall visit to Pearl Harbor. Some of the highlights for this museum are: - the tiled floors with the scale maps of the island of Oahu and the layout of the attack on Pearl Harbor - rusted wreckage of an actual Japanese aircraft from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are the type of history buff that likes to see old war birds restored this is for you! Lots of really neat facts about how the Chinese and Americans worked together during world war 2. A very neat diorama of the battle of midway as well. Go America! We enjoyed this. The flight simulator was okay- maybe not... More 

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Additional Information about Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

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
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