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“Makes you think, but oh dear the guide” 4 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 161 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Monuments/ Statues, Ships, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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.
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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“Makes you think, but oh dear the guide”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Really enjoyed this, to see where they surrender was completed kind of put a complete end to the day & occasion. USS Arizona Memorial where it all started to then come to this was like the two bookends to the World War. So much to see & take in, truly interesting, however the young man who was out guide was dreadful & so disrespectful, many of us commented on his attitude, some Americans were embarrassed to say the least. He introduced himself & then said he should be at lunch, charming. Basically I defy any other person alive to talk quicker than he did & get the walk around done quicker than he did, awful approach, & he said that his Father was retiring after 30 years in the USAF – I wonder what he would have said if he had been on the end of his ‘patter’. We hardly heard anything & it was just spouted out like verbal diarrhoea. Fortunately there was plenty of time after he had finished, presumably so he could get his lunch, for us to walk around the ‘Mighty Mo’ on our own at our speed & take everything all in. To stand on deck you can just imagine what it must have been like. It certainly made us think.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“A must to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are a 2nd world war history buff this is a definite to see, we choose to walk around and explore the ship by ourselves but you can also have a guided tour which explains all there is to know.

Visited April 2014
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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

To stand on the mighty Mo and take in Pearl Harbour is fantastic. As the guide says in one view you can see the start of WW2 for the US (the Arizona) and the end of it (the Misouri) You can go all over the boat above and below decks and is a must do in Hawaii.

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Where you in the Navy during the 1970's/1980's? Then this is for you!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Granted history took place aboard the "Mo" (yes, Douglas MacArthur stood right there) but the reality is the ship was refitted for later duty in the seventies and eighties; so if your were in the Navy during those decades (which I was) then this is a walk down memory lane for you. If you have kids this is a great family visit. They provide a shuttle for you from the Pearl Harbor visitor center. If you don't have tickets to the Arizona get in line at 6:30 am (that's right) to get some of the 2,000 tickets they give out daily (plenty of free parking at that early hour) and then after you visit the USS Arizona visit the Mighty Mo.

Visited July 2014
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Exceptional Memorial at Pearl Harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've have been to Pearl on another trip to Honolulu and visited the Arizona on a tour. I didn't get a chance to visit the Missouri until this trip and boy was I glad I made the effort. This battleship has a wonderful history and is a pleasure to explore. It was my first time on a battleship and I had a wonderful time. Lol, it did start to pour down rain so it was fun to walk around getting wet. It made me feel like I was at sea. This is a must see if you are visiting Pearl Harbor.

Visited March 2014
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