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“In the original seaplane hangars at Pearl!”

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
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$35.00*
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All-Inclusive Beyond the Call to Duty Tour of Pearl Harbor
Ranked #24 of 333 things to do in Honolulu
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Excellent. The hangars themselves, if you look closely, still have bullet holes from the attack in 1941.

The aircraft are in very good order, with their histories set out beside them.

An extra special treat after walking around the USS Missouri.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

There are some interesting planes to see. The first hanger is air conditioned. Hanger 79 is not. Be prepared for the heat.

Given some time they will catch up with the Boeing Museum Of Flight. So as not to be disappointed, don't expect it to be like Boeing's.

I made a stop into the gift shop and the people there were very nice. The USS Arizona, USS Missouri and the USS Bowfin gift shops seemed to have better items.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was a great place. They had one of the WWII vets sitting there that you could talk to! We didn't get a chance because there were too many people around. One of the hangers still had bullet holes from the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941! If you like aircraft, do this museum.

Thank miaCB
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We did the tour with Discover Hawaii Tours and our driver was Dennis! Very knowledgeable with some humour! The presentation movie was moving and visiting the Arizona is a must it is a shame for the environment that oil is still leaking from the wreck, but it does add to the impact. The Missouri was interesting, we decided to do the tour alone as the guide was very long winded in her presentation. We also went through the Bowfin submarine. The outing is long we were picked up at 6.15 and got back to our hotel around 4.30pm, but with the time. Thankful that the republicans came to their senses!

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I am really into aircraft and have seen some of the best air and space museums in the world. This is not one of them. What they have on display is fine. It is well done. It is just there is not much to it. There is one display area with 8 – 10 displays. Not sure it was worth the price. They also have a hanger next door. If you do go to the museum, you should visit the other hanger. They have some displays (without much information) and some works in progress. The most fascinating thing to me was on old bomber that they had just recovered from the jungle and was laying in pieces outside.

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