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“What America Stands For.....Freedom Isn't FREE!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
808-422-3300
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Ranked #2 of 157 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Kingston, WA
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“What America Stands For.....Freedom Isn't FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I visited this amazing memorial...and I can never forget what I saw. If it doesn't bring tears to your eyes, I would be amazed. You know that you are standing above the graves of many brave Navy members. What horror it must have been to be caught off guard by such a horrific attack. You could easily spend the day there. There is so much to see. Whether you have a soldier in your family or not, you will appreciate this. And you will walk away so proud to be an American! I don't want to tell too much because everyone should go see this....whether you are American, Japanese or from any other culture. You will appreciate the sacrifices made on that day in history. God Bless America!

Visited August 2012
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“Everyone should make time to go. Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We bought tickets in advance of tour. Bus pickup was convenient and we were notified with clear instructions. The experience was very moving. We grew up with our parents having lived through this time period. The tour of guide was GREAT!!!! I learned a lot. The Rangers on the Arizona are so reverent and respectful. All I can say is it was an amazing experience. Every American should go the the Memorial and honor the lives of the people who gave the life for our country. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!

Visited May 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Very moving....highly recommend taking a day out of your holiday to visit here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

An early start to the day as the bus pickup was 7am but don't let this put you off! We opted to do the full tour so visited all areas of pearl harbour which was definitely worth it for only an extra 2 hours out of your day. On the short tour you only experience 2 out of the 4 main areas of Pearl Harbour.

The experience was very moving and real. At the air museum they have not restored one of the hangers so it still has the bullet holes in the walls and broken glass from the day of the attack.

We did the tour with Roberts of Hawaii and they were brilliant, the tour guide was very knowledgable and shared some amazing stories with us as he knows some survivors of the attack which was interesting.

Definitely a must if you are visiting Hawaii!!

Visited June 2013
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Chandler, AZ
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“Make time to do this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Get your tickets on-line in advance and pay for the audio tour - it really makes a difference to be able to hear about what you are looking at - it gives you a greater understanding. I learned a lot - even my teenage daughter enjoyed the experience and did not get bored. Hearing the stories is very helpful.

Visited June 2013
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“a full day experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A great day out imagining the horrors of that day and seeing what happened to the might of the US destroyer fleet at Pearl Harbour and experiencing the almost ghostly tomb of the sailors of the USS Arizona. A must visit in Hawaii

Visited May 2013
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