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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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I'm not a big history buff, but this historic site is impossible to ignore. The museum is well done and so is the short video they show. I'm definitely glad I went and recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I'm not a big history buff, but this historic site is impossible to ignore. The museum is well done and so is the short video they show. I'm definitely glad I went and recommend everyone go there if they're in Honolulu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I found this a great place to visit, just being on the airfield which was attacked was an eerie feeling and while the Museum is in it's infancy I could have spent a whole day there. I am sure as they can expand it will get better and better and a greater range of aircraft will be displayed. Can't wait... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had the best time here with my son, this museum is very well laid out and has a nice variety of aircraft and military memorabilia. Nice little restaurant that actually served pretty good food! If you're in to aviation at all its worth the time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable visit here It's on ford island pearl harbour. You must buy tickets at the pearl Harbour visitor centre & take a free bus to the site. It's located in 2 old aircraft hangers on the old airstrip that was attacked by the japs. There are lots of planed on display & they have an excellent cafe... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

its a really nice museum, we enjoyed it. you can get close to the planes, touch them, take nice photos, you can find out a lot of interesting facts, even if you don't take a tour guide because the info boards are really good; it's not too large though (at least in my opinion) oh and it has a really... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Combined a visit to The Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri and USS Bowfin with a visit to this very interesting collection of aircraft. First stop was the excellent cafe, followed by the main display hall featuring the Dauntless, Zero, Mitchell etc. - all well lit and, generally, imaginatively displayed. A short walk, or golf cart ride away is the second, larger... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We spent about 3 hours here looking at all of the displays. While there are only a few hangars to go through, it was well worth the money spent (buy your tickets online ahead of time and save $5 each). There are some restored aircraft along with other aircraft that have been recovered from various locations in need of restoration.... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum for me didn't just give more history on the aircraft used in WWII but had several that I have had the pleasure of turning a wrench on. It could be a bit bigger for the price of admission and perhaps someday it will be since there are several aircraft currently in restoration. The B17 had the best sign... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited the Battleship Missouri recently and one of the bus stops on the route out of Pearl Harbor was the Pacific Aviation Museum so we stopped in. It cost US$25 each to get in the door. Pricey, even for Honolulu tourist attractions. After entering you realize that what you have accessed is merely a snack bar and a gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited the aviation museum, primarily because my husbands interest in aviation! The museum was well planned out, with lot of interesting facts and history about Pearl Harbour as well as other wartime eras. Hanger 73 was quite surreal, with it still having the bullet holes from the Pearl Harbour attack. It's worth while checking it out and soaking in... More 

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