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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
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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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was part of tour that I did and it was the least interesting part of the whole day. The main hanger only has a few air craft and they pretty much stop telling the Pacific War after the Battle of Midway. The second hanger have a lot of jets, but they really don't have anything to do with the Pacific.

The tour guild was great, but when I asked a question about an aircraft they got really defensive about the goal of the museum was about.

Visited August 2013
Thank Frank W
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Edmonton, AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Glad we went”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

After spending time at Pearl Harbor visiting the Arizona and Mighty Mo you might be getting tired and looking to shorten your day.....but don't skip the Pacific Aviation Museum. First off it has a decent restaurant (the cold beer was a welcome refresher), but the planes and presentation are great. The real surprise for us was the extra hanger they have set up. It is a 2 minute walks from the main hanger and it has many significant things to see and even climb into. The helicopters were my favorite....and seeing a MIG with my own two eyes was a first for me.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not much to see”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

This was not a great aviation museum compared to many others we've visited. It had very few aircraft that related to WW2. The hangar with bullet holes from strafing by the Japanese was of interest, but not much else. They do have a good restaurant there for lunch.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth your time”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you are into aviation - this is worth your time. They are still restoring planes. There are 2 hangers with items on display. The 12 minute movie is worth watching before you venture into the museum.

Visited February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing collection of restored planes”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Hanger 37 was really cool; although the 11 minute video could have had better content. Excellent diorama displays of aircraft - Japanese Zero, Cutlass amongst others. As you walk outside to Hanger 79, there are more planes on display, lined-up outside. Hanger 79 has the chopped up front nose and cockpit of a C130 attached to the outside hanger wall - very cool. Once inside, you will be blown away by the display of jets & choppers plus the area at the back of the hanger - where restoration work takes place each day to bring another mangled up aircraft back to display standards. Well worth the time if you're an fanatic of planes.

Visited January 2014
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