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“Amazing Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Battleship Missouri Memorial

Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818
+1 877-644-4896
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Ranked #4 of 287 things to do in Honolulu
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Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the rest of the year). General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $25 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kama'aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available.The Battleship Missouri Memorial, located a mere ship's length from the USS Arizona Memorial, completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the "day of infamy" and the sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan's unconditional surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.Following an astounding career that spans five decades and three wars, from World War II to the Korean conflict to the Liberation of Kuwait, the "Mighty Mo" was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which operates the battleship as a historic attraction and memorial. The Association oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants and the generosity of donors.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was a highlight of my recent trip to Hawaii. As I boarded the ship I was instantly amazed by its size... It is HUGE!! As you walk through the various cabins, dining areas and throughout the ships sleeping quarters you instantly experience feelings of how tough it would have been for the young soldiers. The aft deck houses three 410mm gun turrets and provides some great photo opportunities. It was also great to see the area where a kamikaze plane struck the starboard side of the ship and where General MacArthur signed the Japanese Instrument to surrender, and the plaques commemorating this important event in history. There are various areas of information within and around the ship and the staff are very knowledgeable and more than happen to take questions and explain the vessels history and tours of duty. A day to remember!!

Visited November 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“End of WWII, and my home State's Battleship, excellent Memorial!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Starting at the beginning of WWII for the US at the USS Arizona, to see the Missouri where it ended, as it overlooks and protects the Arizona is quite touching.
My Grandfather (RIP) was Shore Patrol for the Navy at Pearl in WWII, so being here on Veteran's Day was tearful and wonderful.
The Missouri is immaculate, and from my old days in the Navy made me remember many things like how to board a ship, GQ, and all the fun of being a shipmate. But seeing the Teak deck, the spot where the Declaration of Peace Treaty was signed, (both the US and JAP versions are here!) also to see in the Officer dining area a large Missouri State symbol was on the wall, aparently Harry S Truman was adamant about placing items around the ship that reflected the Show Me State.
To see what was outfitted on here for the 1st Gulf War was amazing, Tomahawk Cruise missiles and the CIWS (R2-D2) gatling guns that track incoming objects shows really how the 1st gulf war wasn't so long ago, it wouldn't take much in the way of armament to get her battle ready again. As she sits overlooking the Arizona, many fantastic pics can be taken here.
We also saw four F-22 Raptors come in to land at Hickam Joint Forces base, WOW!
A Veteran's Day I will not soon forget!
GO SEE THE USS Missouri!!

Visited November 2012
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“New "Heart of Missouri" tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This new tour which costs $45 (which includes the basic admission and tour) was an informative fun tour if you are at all interested in the inner workings of a battleship. We recommend taking the 35 minute tour and self tour of the living quarters first. There is also a video in the ward room which gives you an idea of the history and actual ship in action. The additional tour is about 2 hours long and allows you to go into the turret of the large guns, engine room and boiler section of the ship. Our guide Chelsea was enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable about everything. We particularly enjoyed the interesting tidbits from an actual engineer of the ship. We learned so much about the history of the ship.
We highly recommend going to the Pearl Harbor exhibits and USS Arizona. There was so much to learn about the attack of the island of Oahu, information every American should know.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

I am 12 and My family and I went to see the ship and it was huge!! There was so much history on the decks.. Where the Japanese surrendered was really neat because we got to see the actual documents that got signed by the Japanese and the Allies ( including Canada )!!
After we looked around we went and had lunch in the old style canteen that was on site.. Good prices for a lot of yummy food!!!
The only thing I would say that could make it better is to maybe have some more of the ship open to the public and some more places to sit down throughout.

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“Amazing Ship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

You can go for several decks below and above and take your time to visit this part of history. All the guides and volunteers in the ship are very helpful and friendly. Maybe your wife does not like the ride, up and down the stairs and the heat in lower decks but I'm back to being a child exploring the ship. Arrive early to avoid lines.

Visited October 2012
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