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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 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“So moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had a memorable trip to the park and the USS Arizona memorial. The park service staff was helpful and friendly. They made a point of explaining that the memorial was a solem place and should be treated respectfully, like any other cemetary that someone might visit - I appreciated the reminder to our group.

I learned so much at the different displays - very educational for someone whose modern history is lacking. The audio guides were very informative.

Be sure to order your tickets well in advance - there are a limited number each day and should be ordered well in advance.

I also found the Bowfin and USS Missouri interesting but i ran out of steam - it was our first day in Hawaiiand i was jetlagged. If history or the navy is your thing you'll really enjoy it.

Visited June 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We visited with Grayline tours and received a very interesting commentary on the way. Every part of the tour was well organised and planned. Included was a visit to the battleship Missouri. Viewing the harbour from the Missouri and listening to a really great guide was a bonus. Seeing a modern day Japanese warship peacefully leaving the harbour showed the contrast between the sad and horrific events in World war11 and the peaceful modern day. Visit include museums, theatre film and boat trip to memorial. So interesting ,respectful and emotional. It was on my 'bucket list' and I was not disappointed!

Visited June 2013
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

enables us to respect the people who died.. The University of Japan over looking the harbor just reminds us that we are a forgiving nation yet many of our men each and every year raise there hands to protect our great nation

Visited July 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This turned into a very emotional day. Once there the reality of what happen here sets in. The tour guides where excellent. Great facilities.

Visited June 2013
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Huntsville, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A must see in Honolulu, book well in advance, or book through a tour company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Be sure not to miss this if you are in Honolulu. The grounds are so nice and full of opportunities to learn. It's a beautiful memorial. If you want to see Pearl Harbor on your own, you will need to reserve tickets well in advance and even then you will have to arrive very early and may have to deal with lines. We did not know this and ended up having to go with a tour and paying well over the price of admission. The advantage of the tour, however, was that the tour guide had our tickets and time reserved and we skipped the lines. Plan to spend 2-3 hours here.

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