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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
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+1 808-441-1000
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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USS Arizona Memorial And Pacific Aviation Museum Group Tour
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Pearl Harbor Small Group Tour

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Worth visiting - Should have done a self-guided tour

We visited the aviation museum as part of a full day Discovery Tours trip from Maui. We really enjoyed the museum and hangar, but could have done without the guided tour by tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Alma, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the aviation museum as part of a full day Discovery Tours trip from Maui. We really enjoyed the museum and hangar, but could have done without the guided tour by tour guide, Laughlin. He seemed quite knowledgeable and prided himself in providing an entertaining tour, but 20+ minute stops at each display made for a LOT of standing... More 

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North Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like world war two and newer aircraft it is a nice stop. It has a ways to go. Money is their problem. You will meet some WW2 vets there most days and the exhibits are well done.

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Hebron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved having such personal attention with only 4 in our group. Rex was able to give personal stories and take questions or comments from us. Love the way exhibits are set up with information and context like maps, photos, etc. We were also able to see the hangar with the swamp ghost and thought it was special to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location on Ford Island - if you are interested in WW2 history and Pearl Harbor a must stop. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great aircraft displays. Check out the simulator!

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to be assigned Laughlin as our docent. What a wonderful knowledgeable person he is. His guidance through the exhibits brought them to life and made the experience outstanding. I will always remember the tour.

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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live on O'ahu, and can see Pearl Harbor every morning on my commute into town as I drive down the H-2 highway. But I had never been to the Pacific Aviation Museum. I'm currently writing a book about my Uncle Harvey Kitaoka, the first Naval aviator of Japanese ancestry who flew F9F Panthers off the carrier USS Princeton from... More 

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Waianae
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Pacific aviation museum is a great place to visit. You can take your time looking at the old planes and take a break to eat at their little restaurant in between. I enjoyed looking at the old military aircraft, both u.s. And Japanese.

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Dunnville, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were welcomed by friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers. We planned our visit to attend the Hangar Talk with Col. McGee. Great venue, well organized exhibits and I can't say enough about the volunteers who were ready to explain every aspect of the museum and history.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

2 adults 2 kids - two hangars full. First hangar has prewar and pearl harbour & WWII focus. Great informational posters, displays and info. 2nd hangar is more like museum - static displays of real aircraft - most are military. Navy, Airforce, Army helicopters - some fully restored, others in the process of restoration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like airplanes, helicopters and history, this is a "must-see." We had a day long organized tour with a bus, guide/driver. We visited the USS Arizona Memorial, The USS Missouri (Mighty "Mo"), USS Bowfin Submarine, Punchbowl Cemetery (officially the Military Cemetery of the Pacific or such). Make sure and see the remains (and read the entire story) of the... More 

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