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“A history lesson.”

War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Ranked #26 of 114 things to do in Guam
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Massachussetts
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A history lesson.”
Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Interesting to add in American History in between scuba dives and snorkeling. Interesting walks and climbs. Odd to see the exploded bomb casings in the sandy beach being touched by gentle and peaceful waves.

Plan on spending a few hours and exploring the park.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very nice and informative rangers”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Lots of good information and a great view. The rangers were very knowledgable.

Visited July 2011
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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166 reviews
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“great presentation of WW2 history”
Reviewed October 7, 2011

This stop was part of our tour given by a private taxi driver. We enjoyed the main park office where they showed a 25 minute video on the attack on Guam, which happened just in that area. The video was very good and the different displays were good too. They had some other displays which showed WW2 in the greater Pacific. There is even a mini-sub outside the park office.

Visited September 2011
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Wakefield, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
“Hallowed Ground”
Reviewed January 25, 2011

First off, I want to say that I love the National Park Service because most of the things that the national parks protect would not exist or would be surrounded by over priced condos. However, this is the first national park that had me a bit disappointed. The two landing beaches (Asan & Agat) were incredible to see. There are signs and monuments everywhere explaining about the landings. The visitor's center is very nice and is full of info. and history.
The following is what I considered the problems to be and because of them I was kind of disappointed. The park brochure has all the history and it lists several points of interest to see. When you try and find these places it is almost impossible to find any signs indicating you are there. An example would be the Piti Guns which you can see in the one of the photos. They are located on a ridge and you have to hike a trail to get to them. We drove around and around just trying to find a sign that told us where to enter the trail. Some of the points of interest state that access may be difficult due to overgrowth or undeveloped areas, but it doesn't say that you cannot go. After spending two weeks exploring the jungles of some of the other World War 2 islands we wanted to hike to one of those points of interest listed in the brochure and on the map. There were NO SIGNS at all at that spot and even the rangers in the visitor's center couldn't tell us how to get there. We finally found a local who told us where to start our hike, but it was late afternoon by that time so we could not go very far and that of course happened to be our last day on Guam. I guess that I am used to better signage and more knowledge from the rangers about the park they are working at. So when you visit just have that in mind.
Aside from that, this park in an absolute MUST SEE if you are on Guam. On
July 21, 1944 U.S. forces landed on Guam to take it back from Japan and we lost over 1700 men in this battle. World War 2 played an important part in our country's history and it should never be forgotten.

Visited April 2010
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