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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
+1 808-441-1000
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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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319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
+1 808-441-1000
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

Extensive collection of refurbished WW II vintage aircraft and jet aircraft from the Korean and Vietnam areas. Knowledgeable docets or audio programs for self guided tours provide full clarity about the numerous exhibits.

Thank Frank F
Reviewed January 6, 2017

My two kids (13 & 16) and I loved our guided tour! Our guide, Mr. Ogg, was SUPER knowledgeable about WWII and shared many stories and explanations of the events that made for an outstanding experience. We couldn't get tickets for the Arizona on our...More

Thank SacMom66
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Definitely a must see at Pearl Harbor! The aviation history of Pearl Harbor and of the Japanese attack is still evident - bullet holes in the glass windows of the hanger. I was extremely interesting and well worth having a look!

Thank BarbaraofKinka
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Interesting display of aircraft. We enjoyed the Sims, and the stories. We saw that there were many more planes to restore, and look forward to coming back. Good luck!

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Thank garygU5544KE
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to see if you like planes, and perfect with your kids, hope they like it. Historical informations and real but old planes.

Thank Sanjar B
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We visited this museum on a trip to Pearl Harbour. I had been to the Memorial twice prior but on this occasion it was closed for repair. So we took the bus out to visit this museum which was new since I had last been...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Ok, i know the $25 ticket might be too much for somebody but come on! This is Pearl Harbor and the museum has 2 hangars which were bombed during the famous attack. So basically you can walk at the place where the history happened exactly...More

Thank Ann J
Reviewed January 3, 2017

If you're interested in planes or military history, this museum is worth visiting during your visit to Pearl Harbor. Of particular interest to civil aviation buffs is the Pan Am memorabilia, since Pan Am played an important role in the development of the Hawaiian Islands....More

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum. We found the location and facilities on Ford Island historically significant. Aircraft exhibits were wonderful. I specifically enjoyed the aircraft exhibits of the SBD Dauntless and F4F Wildcat that were retrieved from...More

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Thank SPerry2015
Reviewed January 2, 2017

This museum was like walking through the History Channel! It is full of planes that have been restored as well as some that are on the way for restoration. It is worth seeing!

Thank Vickie T
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Lynetric R
How much does it cost? And it is it worth it to rent a car?
May 20, 2017|
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Response from dolphinstar5 | Reviewed this property |
If you're staying near Honolulu you could just catch a bus to the Pearl Harbour Memorial and then pay for what parts you want to see. A bus to the Aviation Museum leaves from inside there, cost included in the entrance... More
Lynetric R
How much does it cost? And it is it worth it to rent a car?
May 20, 2017|
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Response from travelerree | Reviewed this property |
By booking on line, we were able to get the tickets for $15 per adult.
John R
How do I get there using public transportation?
October 29, 2015|
Response from Pac_Aviation_Museum | Property representative |
Aloha John R, The Bus (Oahu's public trans) will drop you off at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. There is no direct bus service from Waikiki to the Museum, but it does take riders to the USS Arizona/USS Bowfin Submarine... More