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“A Great Piece of History”

Battleship Missouri Memorial
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Ranked #14 of 336 things to do in Honolulu
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 8-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history. Located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Mighty Mo completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” and sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and ends with Japan’s formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. The USS Missouri had an astounding career over five decades and three wars – World War II, the Korean War, and Desert Storm – after which it was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association operates the Battleship Missouri Memorial as a historic attraction and oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants, and donations.
Reviewed March 1, 2012

This battleship was lunched after the Pearl Harbour attacks but is still worth a visit. It gives you a great history of he USA involvement in several conflicts since the second world war. The ship is massive and you are able to explore much of it to learn what life may have been like for a sailor. Very interesting memorial indeed. You may also visit the Memorial fr the Oklahoma which is nearby.

Thank JamesPharm
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

My wife and I traveled to Pearl Harbor to see the USS Missouri. The last time we had seen her, she was "in moth balls" in Bremerton, WA harbor. Both of us very much enjoyed touring the ship, especially knowing its historic contributions at the end of WWII.

Extensive areas of the ship are available for touring, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. It was particularly interesting to see how the enlisted men lived and the details of the WWII surrender ceremony that took place on her deck - it was great to stand at the very spot where the surrender table was located and see copies of the surrender documents on display.

The views from the ship of Pearl Harbor, battleship row, and the Arizona Memorial were fantastic. My wife is emphatically not a WWII buff or military museum fan, and she also had a good time.

Be advised that there is some climbing up and down steep ship's stair cases - so those with mobility issues might have some difficulty seeing everything. I would also alot at least 90 minutes to two hours for the experience.

4  Thank Mohsman
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Great experience, and glimpse into what life is like for sailors.

Thank Denise K
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

This does not have to be a priority visit if you are pressed for time. My husband is an historian and insisted on seeing where the Japanese actually signed the surrender documents.
When you get there, they insist on taking your picture and then selling it to the tune of $35. They take you to the deck where the signing and ritual occured and give some history and then you can tour the ship. I should never have gone downstairs and was not warned that it was full of mold and dust. I couldn't breathe and my nostrils were swelling up and we had to go some time before we could find the exit.

Advice: at the Pearl Harbor Memorial, you can see the USS Missouri, get the history and avoid the whole experience of getting on the ship.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We got on the shuttle to Ford Island where the USS Missouri is docked and the shuttle driver was very entertaining. We had a burger at the little snack shop before we boarded the ship. It wasn't bad...nothing big just typical snack bar type food. I have mobility issues and so we were pleased to see that there was a decent portion of the ship that was accessible. The tour was very informative and included in the admission fee. You could also do a self-guided tour or just wander around on your own. It is very close to the USS Arizona Memorial and you can get a pretty good view point of Pearl Harbor from there. Glad we did this. It was pretty interesting. I recommend the half-hour guided tour. You get information you would not get from a self-guided tour.

Thank Wendy B
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