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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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This was an excellent museum they show a short film about the history, there are 2 hangers of planes etc there are also a few outside. You can take the public bus no. 42 from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours drifting around this museum looking at all the artifacts and signs. It was great. You pick up a shuttle at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center after buying your tickets. You get on the shuttle and it takes you to Ford Island. You can also tour the USS Missouri this way.

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Wheaton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Opened just a few years ago in historic Ford Island hangars, The Pacific Aviation museum is a gem!. An excellent addition to the Pearl Harbor experience. Hangar 73 houses Pearl Harbor era aircraft displays, beautifully done. Hangar 79 takes you into the post WWII era with aircraft flown in Korea and Vietnam. There is also a working restoration center .... More 

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is an outstanding Museum that should not be missed when at Pearl Harbor. The attraction is put together and maintained by volunteers. There are numerous planes on display. The planes are set on a landscape of the area they were involved in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Each exhibit has a history of the aircraft covering all... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent museum they show a short film about the history, there are 2 hangers of planes etc there are also a few outside. You can take the public bus no. 42 from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor approx 1hr and transfer to a shuttle bus to Ford Island. We purchased our discounted tickets from Groupon. Check out the... More 

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Port Wentworth, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place was great, but I highly suggest taking the guided tour. There are details they point out that you may miss otherwise. They are out of room so many planes sit outside and covered. If visiting Pearl Harbor, take the time to visit this site too.

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This museum was basically a number of airplanes in a hanger. If you have been to the Smithsonian, skip this museum. They claim to have a flight simulator, but in reality it looks like a 20 year old computer game. Not worth the price of admission.

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Newark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a well presented and informative museum. The displays were very interesting and I learnt a lot about the US involvement with China during WW11. Recommended.

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Watervliet, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Was really Jan 2014. GREAT! Historical info at this place CANNOT be beaten in all of Hawaii. WWII things...Very sad. But very informative & very awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very busy place but a well organised tour. You have to get there very early to wait in line to go in but well worth a days visit

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just not enough time to do this museum justice! This is the second stop on the shuttle bus after the Mighty Mo. Plan two hours on board to Mo, and at least another two hours here. Take the guided tour as it really brings everything into context.

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