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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

319 Lexington Blvd, Hanger 37, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
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Ranked #35 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: History Museums, Museums
Traveler Description:   Take a Virtual tour on your SmartPhone or view the complete virtual tour in your WebBrowser     Hangar 37 The visitor's experience begins in Hangar... more »
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Milwaukie, Oregon
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was part of an all day tour for us and included our lunch stop, so we didn't have as much time as we normally would take, and i cant speak to value for us As with other Pearl Harbor museums, there is a narrative headset that you punch numbers in to for each section you are looking at. These... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Expected it to be far larger for the price. Even after military discount. But the exhibits were well done and kids enjoyed the extra hanger even more than the primary building.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Nice museum, wonderful history. You can watch some mechanics doing restorations. The most impressive were the bullets holes in the hangar door.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a stop on a pre-arranged tour. Like another reviewer said, it was the least interesting stop of the entire day, and frankly, a regrettable waste of time on the island. The guide that I had was so bad, we just decided to walk out and sit outside. It was better to walk through the hangar and sit on... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The gentleman who provided information in the first area was excellent. Hangar 79 was the next stop which is a self-guided tour. Well documented and most interesting. The planes are incredible!!

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a relatively small air museum residing in a couple of hangers with few interesting exhibits outside. I was lucky to attend a special lecture and tour of the B17E they recently managed to salvage from middle of nowhere in New Guinea and it was fascinating! I loved hanger 79 open floor, no barriers or tapes, you can walk... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When you go to Pearl Harbor everyone sees the USS Arizona, most see the USS Missouri, many see the USS Bowfin but not many know of this museum. It is privately run and not part of the park service but this place oozes history. The hangers that hold many of the planes have the bullet holes from the Japanese planes... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
102 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This reviews a bit late but, never mind. We arrived from the USS Missouri via the handy little shuttle bus having been to the USS Arizona & the USS Bowfin first using the Pearl Harbour pass which I purchased on line a few months earlier, which meant no dreaded tour group for us and allowed a hassle free trip to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

great airplanes, helicopters, and jets, take the audio tour, it's worth it with the stories told by people who were there... in the hanger the planes are right there, you walk under the wings, and look inside, up close and personal, worth the trip out to ford island...

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Sarasota, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was a fascinating museum full of WWII aviation history. However, I was disappointed to see that there was a "hidden" display about female pilots in the war and felt it should be displayed more prominently. The historical information was very interesting and seeing the planes in various stages of renovation was very cool.

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