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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

319 Lexington Blvd, Hanger 37, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
808-441-1000
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Ranked #36 of 156 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Impressive museum for pilots and history buffs! It covers aviation from the first Pan Am Clipper flights from San Francisco to Honolulu in 1935 to the present. And see remnants of history - actual bullet holes on original hangers and tower from attacks on Pearl Harbor. Makes the past come alive.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My dad worked for Flying Tigers. He is 84 and remembers the war vividly since he was a teenager. We went out to the Pacific Aviation Museum. He is in a wheelchair, I use a cane. No problems. You take a bus from Pearl Harbor over to Ford Island where the museum is located. Very nice and helpful staff. The... More

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Chicago, IL
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I spent a day at the Pearl Harbor visitor complex, and this was one of the sights in the ticket package I purchased. In order to get to the Pacific Aviation Museum from Pearl Harbor, you have to take a bus ride. The exhibits at the museum were interesting, but the museum was small. There is also an outdoor component... More

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We came to Hawaii specifically to go to the Pacific Aviation museum as my Son was desperate to see the War planes, exhibits etc. We was so impressed with everything about it and our guide was first class. The knowledge, enthusiasm and passion he commits when he explains the facts and history is second to none. I did get his... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Many airplanes. Sight of WWII attack. Close to Arizona and Missouri. Displays are well done. Staff well informed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Paid the extra tem dollars for a docent guide and wow!! Three hours later, we had heard so many interesting stories and learned so much more than if we had just explored the museum on our own. This is smaller than the Smithsonian but a much more intimate experience. There are two parts to the museum, the more traditional exhibits... More

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Alstead, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was very lucky to go to a Pan Am reunion this past March in Honolulu. Because of Pan Am's history in the Pacific, they are part of this exhibit. You can see P-47's and other planes that were used during WWII. The museum store is great as well. We had an event here and that was even better.

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Saint Anthony, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This does not compare to the Air and Space in DC, They are well on their way to having a lot to look at. The partial Zero they have from the Pearl Harbor attack is awesome. They are also working on new exhibits that are sure to please

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had planned a day of hiking but the weather changed those plans....as retired military, we have car access to Ford Island & whenever we visit we go drive around this historic island soaking up the WW II history....last time we were on Oahu the museum wasn't there & what a wonderful surprise! The museum has an in depth history... More

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Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I love museums. We were doing the entire Pearl Harbor tour in one day, so had very little time at each place. When I got to this museum I was super tired and I walked into the hanger area at the back of the museum and was immediately overwhelmed with a sense of "wow, this is boring." Big planes are... More

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