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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Address: 319 Lexington Blvd, Hanger 37, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
Phone Number: 808-441-1000
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Ranked #26 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 café 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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Nampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A must see for any history buff. A reminder of the incredible history of our nation and its struggles.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love history, so I thought this would be a great idea. The building is rather large, so my hopes were high. The cost to get in for non-military personnel was pretty expensive. For non-local's, it is $25 for adults and $12 for children age 4-12. For Kama'aina and military it is $15 for adults and $10 for children. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Landing on Ford Island and visiting an aircraft hanger still riddled with bullet holes from the attack is worth the price on its own to me. The aviation museum and its collection were great but leave a bit to be desired if you have been to larger museums like the Smithsonian in DC which is free compared to 25 bucks... More 

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Dundas, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good selection of WW2 aircraft, and other aircraft, knowledgeable guides, all indoor, near the USS Missouri berth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a great museum with great history. Be sure to start with the film! The flight simulator was awesome - the whole family did it, my son multiple times!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I am an aviation lover, so this was exactly what I wanted to do. I can't say I personally was to impressed with the actual museum. I have seen a lot of the WWII aircraft and know the pearl harbor story well. I did, however, enjoy the exhibit on the first female aircraft unit and i happen to visit shortly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place was great! It started off with a film to educate you on the battle of Pearl Harbor followed by an unguided tour of the warehouses and some of them all had the original bullet holes in the windows. The planes were fascinating and the history lesson is wonderful.

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The museum consists of two hangars. The first one, off of the cafe and the gift shop, is a permanent exhibit that documents the aircraft's involvement in world war 2. The second hangar (79) consists of rotating exhibits of various aircrafts, American, foreign and from multiple branches. We spent about 2.5 hours at the museum, but you could spend an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was the only disappointing part of my day at Pearl Harbour and it was one of the things I was most looking forward to seeing. Essentially there are two hangars with lots of extraordinary planes just sitting there. You get to walk around, at ground level, and look at them. However there are no elevated gantries or any other... More 

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Savannah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Two hangars on Ford Island. The main hangar shows WWII-era aircraft and tells the story of many of the aircraft in use during the war. Really liked the display regarding the Raiders. The second hangar has aircraft from many eras. Good french fries in the canteen.

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