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“War in the Pacific National Historical Park; More Than One Location on Guam.”

War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Ranked #19 of 126 things to do in Guam
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The location on the main highway is the most public location.
The main location has a very large obelisk hidden behind a large hill and facing the ocean. You will also see a marker indentifying the location of the Command Post of Brig General L.G. Shepherd from 1944. In addition to the Command Post marker, you will be able to walk on the same site where the Japanese Gun Fortification still stands. Below the fortification at the bottom of the cliff are Japanese pillboxes & machine gun mounts. From the pillbox vantage point and down the beach, you will be able to see the Underwater Observatory called the Fish Eye Visitor Center. As I stated there are other War in the Pacific National Historical Parks on Guam. Directly above the main war of the pacific location, in the above cliff is another location. Yes, you can drive there. From this area you have the same vantage point as WWII Japanese generals used to conduct anti-American landing maneuvers. Up the road from this vantage point there are several historical makers and locations that the Japanese army carved tunnels into the mountainside. Several semi trailer trucks can park in these tunnels. There are several more WWII historical areas but you have to go and find them your self.

Before you go, perform an Internet search for a Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese troop who lived in the jungles of Guam for 28 years after the war.

In addition to WWII history, there are many Magellan historic locations to explore, but that is another Trip Advisor tidbit.

5  Thank MoDa0206
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This park is just part of the wonderful history lesson about Guam's liberation in 1944. The sites where US troops landed on Guam and fought to take back the island from the Japanese are indeed historic places, but you can't miss the new visitor center that is manned by the National Park rangers. Opened in July 2012, this state of the art center covers both Japanese and American missions, agenda and battles. I recommend starting off by watching the 10 minute movie on the importance of Guam during WWII, then visit the exhibits and learn different aspects of the Pacific Ocean Theatre of War. And I couldn't believe there was no admission to the visitor's center. Very well done, NPS!

2  Thank caliintrepidtraveler
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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.

2  Thank AlwaysTime2Travel
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

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

1  Thank John E
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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.

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