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Tropic Lightning Museum

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If you have time...swing by.

I had spent all morning at the Fort DeRussy Army Museum in Waikiki then trekked up north to hit... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
A small but excellent Army museum on Scofield Barracks

Since I am retired DOD employee I had access to the base and decided to check out the museum. It... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
James S
Hemet, California
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Jan 22, 2018
“If you have time...swing by.”
Oct 31, 2017
“A small but excellent Army museum on Scofield Barracks”
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Building #361, Waianae Avenue, Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96857-5000
+1 808-655-0438
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

You'll need to get a "Day Pass" from the sentries at the Main Gate off Lyman Road. It only takes about 5 or 10 minutes for them to review your IDs, insurance card, rental car contract, and inspect the car in order to issue a...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

My father-in-law was stationed at Schofield Barracks when the attach on Pearl Harbor occurred. After doing some research online, I was able to reach out to staff. I found out that we were able to access the museum and base with proper ID. We spent...More

Thank batvinskas5
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

A warning to Australian visitors, we drove one hour from a Turtle Bay. We were asked to go on the line for a permit. We were approached by the officer & when I showed him my NSW drivers licence, Oh I am sorry sir you...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I had spent all morning at the Fort DeRussy Army Museum in Waikiki then trekked up north to hit this small and obscure museum. It was an excellent find and great follow-on to Fort DeRussy. If you have them time, it is definitely worth the...More

Thank rebecky12
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Since I am retired DOD employee I had access to the base and decided to check out the museum. It was small but well done and offered a good history of the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed Tropic Lightning. A few cannons and tanks were arranged...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed January 28, 2017

My husband was excited to drive by Scholfield Barracks since he'd heard so much about it. The movie "From Here to Eternity" was made here. We got in line to get a day pass - which included a driver license and vehicle inspection. The museum...More

1  Thank svjanis
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Excellent military museum on the base near Schofield Barracks made famous during Pearl Harbor area bombing. The lady working at the museum was really helpful and the displays were outstanding. You will have to take time to provide documents and be checked out to get...More

Thank Biztraveler11
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Great place to tour in conjunction with Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attached Schofield Barracks along with several other places on 12/07/1941. If you are a movie buff and have seen the movie "From Here to Eternity" many of the movie scenes were filmed here. The...More

Thank francescaLChicago
Reviewed August 14, 2016

History Of Your Young Service Persons Serving Our Country. Past & Present. Very Thankful To Them. For Doing What Thier Doing For Us. You should where comfortable shoes. A Camera And Take Pictures Of some Of The Area And Surrounding Of the Base. Then You...More

Thank lennavarro2
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

A bit off the beaten path but worth a visit. Thoughtfully curated and near a unique dining spot - the officers club that allows civilians too

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May 18, 2018|
Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Yes as I understand but not getting past the check point I am not sure what happens when you are approved.