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“History of WWII”

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
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All-Inclusive Beyond the Call to Duty Tour of Pearl Harbor
Ranked #23 of 332 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 young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 26, 2014

This museum is on Ford Island and you can get there from the bus at the Pearl Harbor Memorial parking lot. They have a movie about the history of the attack on Pearl Harbor and several displays with history to Pearl Harbor and more. They are still adding displays and recently added a large display of aircraft in an adjacent hanger (you can see some of the bullet holes in the windows and ground around there). There is a nice gift shop and cafe.

Thank Debbi W
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

You take a shuttle from the visitors center to Ford Island. The hangers has a lot of examples of WWII and later aircraft. It may not be interesting to everyone but those that do go there find it pretty fascinating. I was awed by the wreckage of a Japanese plane that crashed on Niihau. It was also nice to eat hamburgers at the cafeteria next to a group of soldiers.

Thank van3300
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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This was part of an all day tour for us and included our lunch stop, so we didn't have as much time as we normally would take, and i cant speak to value for us As with other Pearl Harbor museums, there is a narrative headset that you punch numbers in to for each section you are looking at. These provide a lot of great information as well actual voices of some people who were involved in the history itself. The fact that this museum is the location for the history it depicts adds to it's value. It did seem smaller than a lot of other aviation museums I've been to, but was well done

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Expected it to be far larger for the price. Even after military discount. But the exhibits were well done and kids enjoyed the extra hanger even more than the primary building.

Thank mcds96
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice museum, wonderful history. You can watch some mechanics doing restorations. The most impressive were the bullets holes in the hangar door.

Thank Nicteroy
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