I had visited the memorial several times in the past but not since the new upgrades to the facility. Don't follow the advertising about cheap trips and tours as the memorial is controlled by the US Navy and is free. Make sure though that you arrive early as they close it when the grounds are full and parking is filled up. best to be there around 7AM. We went in September and there were no large crowds making it easy to actually see things we couldn't see on previous visits due to the crowds.