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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

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Address: 319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
Phone Number: +1 808-441-1000
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One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique interactive...

One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique interactive museum is located near the Battleship Missouri in the battlefield hangers of historic Ford Island which were attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, the beginning of WWII. Aircraft, such as a Japanese Zero and the Stearman in which former President George H.W. Bush soloed as the war's youngest aviator, illustrate how aviation helped stem the war. You'll view historic videos, including a movie of the beginning of the war. Enjoy the authentic gift shop, 1940s themed cafe Laniakea, and the combat flight simulators in which you can virtually fight the battle of Guadalcanal in either an American or Japanese plane.Pacific Aviation Museum's mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum, which educates young and old alike, honors aviators and the support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific Region, and is dedicated to preserving Pacific aviation history.

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Dream for WWII History Buffs

I visited this museum with a group and was impressed with the vast collection of aircraft, but more so with the fact that it is house right where the Pearl Harbor attacks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To be honest I was a little disappointed. The main Hangar was a small WW11 musuem. That part was well done. Hanger 79 you can still see bullet holes in the glass from the Japanese attack. Most of the aircraft in the hanger did not pertain to WW11. Being that this is the place that WW11 started for the U.S.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this museum with a group and was impressed with the vast collection of aircraft, but more so with the fact that it is house right where the Pearl Harbor attacks occurred. Some of the windows in the hangar still have bullet holes. They really do a great job here with sharing that part of history.

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My teen is a huge WWII airplane and history buff. He already knew a great deal about the attack on Pearl Harbor and loved our Aviators Tour. Jerry was wonderful and helped all of us better understand and appreciate the attack. We visited the memorial on a separate day so we could dedicate hours to the Museum - glad we... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

part of this museum is in a hanger where you can see bullet holes in the windows from the Japanese attack.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 50th Anniversary; Family of 12; Ages from 10 to 75. Pay for the guided tour or pay for the recorders for details of each exhibit. My 14-year-old grandson is a WWII historian, reads up on this, is a memorabilia collector, and couldn't wait to get there. We had a Retired Vietnam War pilot volunteer, who was great. We lucked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This whole place is very well presented. You can save a little money by booking online. If you are a Hawaii resident, there is a special rate. We just took the regular self guided tour with the audio guide. It was perfect and we could go at our own pace. There were options for more info if you wanted or... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great museum, as a pilot I could spend all day in places like this. The skywarrior is a very impressive aircraft to see up close, hard to believe they could land on a ship!. Good to see Vietnam gets some representation with the super sabre and mig 21 exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went her one time, it was AMAZING!!!! It's collection of aircraft is exceptionally amazing and truly majestic. Its a good learning experience, and good place to take the family. Please go its fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, if admission wasn't included on the NPS Passport I probably would not have scheduled time to come here. However, I'm so glad that I did - I actually visited the museum twice! I am by no means a huge fan of aircraft, but from a historical perspective it was fascinating to see all that they had! My favorite sights... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son has been fascinated by aircraft and aviation since he was 4 and this interest has been fuelled by uncles who are passionate about aircraft. So by extension I have been to many aircraft museums and hangars and spent much time in airfields for demos. These two hangars provide a beautifully detailed display of aircraft and other vehicles involved... More 

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