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“A must see when on Oahu” 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 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
Honolulu, Hawaii
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“A must see when on Oahu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This where WWII started for the USA when Japan attacked. A historical monument. Entry is free but come early as it gets often quite crowded and there maybe a wait for the movie and boat trip to the Arizona. From Waikiki take bus #42 or #20 both will take you right there for $2.50 each way and $1 for 65+ (with Medicare Card). Security is strict, no bags or backpacks.

Visited February 2013
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“A Must-See with Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Although my kids (14, 12, 9, and 5) moaned a bit about visiting a museum while at the beach, they understood the significance and were fascinated with the museums. The park service has done a really nice job with the exhibits and all of us were enthralled. If you want to take the ferry to the USS Arizona memorial, I recommend getting tickets online through the park service, well before you go. I tried several weeks prior and they were sold out online already. They have tickets (free) available when you arrive, but the are for a later time in the day. For example, we arrived at 8 AM and the tickets we were given were for 11:45 AM. That was too long to wait.

Visited July 2013
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“Beware....wind can ruin your trip!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We ordered tix online beforehand, which I highly recommend. After we toured the USS Missouri, which was a must, we went to get our audio equipment for the USS Arizona. The tour helper didn't tell us the ferry shuttle to the memorial was cancelled due to wind at that time. We went to the short film before boarding and that's when we were told it was cancelled. The one thing we were looking forward to this vacation, we missed out on. Our 17 yr. old son was so disappointed he went to the ticket counter to see if we could exchange the tix for the submarine exhibit and they just gave him the run around. And never gave him the time of day.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Great day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Don't go through booking agent, take a taxi or Limo for bigger groups. Free entry, butget their early as will wait all day otherwise.
Great experience, especially for the kids as makes them see just how lucky they are to live in a free society
Cheap souveneers
Fantastic but terrible food

Visited July 2013
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Worth a whole day visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are here make sure you buy a daypass so you can see all attractions. Sometimes the Arizona memorial not included, so be there early to get tickets. We booked our tickets at the Missouri homepage and the memorial bat trip was not included only the audiotour. Start at the Arizona inkl the submarine Bowfin. There is a shuttel to take you to USS Missouri and the aviation museum. We spend good 8 hours there. The food facilities are not good and remember you are not allowed any bags inside( there are lockers).

Visited July 2013
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