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“Perfect and a must see.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial
1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
(808) 422-3300
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World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour
Ranked #1 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Owner description: A 184-foot memorial honoring the 2,388 Americans who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Perfect and a must see.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a lovely tribute to the men who were killed at Pearl Harbor and a must see when you are in Hawaii. My day began with a tour bus ride. The driver pointed out military houses and explained the history of various areas along the way. He sorted our tickets smoothly and instructed us clearly where to go and what to do next. Another tour guide gave me tips on how to board the boat first. We all had some time to look around at the other monuments on the grounds, buy some souvenirs and take pictures before we entered a theatre to watch a film. The documentary explained what happened at Pearl Harbor and why. It showed a well spoken woman narrating and archived film footage here and there. It was well made. A short ride on the boat took us to the USS Arizona Memorial. The sea was ok, so we crossed the harbor ok and nothing had to be cancelled. At the memorial, we got to see the names of those who fell and the remains of the actual ship. No-one talked the entire time. All we could hear was some whispering and the clicking of cameras. I suppose the reason is because the ship is actually a tomb. The men's bodies were not brought up as sailors should be buried at sea. It was a moving experience. On our way out, we were allowed to take pictures of ourselves in front of the monument while we wait for our boat. I loved my visit to the USS Arizona Memorial and thought it was a fitting and wonderful way to remember those men who died.

Visited January 2014
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“jesu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

a very sobering site , feels like it just happened , a great memorial and reminder of the terrible loss of life suffered , never forget .

Visited December 2013
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“Powerful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you visit Hawaii you MUST visit Pearl Harbor. The history and power of the monument is awe inspiring. I recommend renting the audio tour sat he info is in depth and done very well. I think every American should visit this site.

Visited May 2013
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“A Patriotic Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This tour began with Larry, our bus driver, giving a very, very knowledgeable narration as we drove to Pearl Harbor. The visit to the Arizona ran smoothly and timely. We loved the film that explains the circumstances surrounding the event. After a short ride by boat to the Arizona Memorial, you can see the actual ship, though the clear shallow water. It was a truly moving experience.

Visited January 2014
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“Very moving - at least for most”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The memorial is very tastefully done, truly honoring the men that died that died and are forever entombed on the Arizona. The movie you see before they shuttle you over is also very well done - I'm amazed that they were able to collect as much and as varied of footage as they managed to include!

Visited January 2014
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