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Arial View of Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor

Highlights:
  • USS Arizona memorial
  • Shrine room with the names of victims engraved on the walls
  • Sunken USS Arizona battleship
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Description:
Japanese forces on the 7th of December 1941 made a sneak attack which crippled much of the United State Navy and abruptly brought the United State fully engaged into the Second World War. The Pearl Harbor attack was undertaken when in need of oil and other raw materials, the Japanese engaged in a war against China in mid-1937 and other oil and mineral rich countries of the East Indies, and South East Asia has as allies Germany and Italy.

With peace negotiations ending in November 1941, the United State secret agency expected the Japanese to attack into the Indies, Malaya, and the Philippines but did not anticipate an attack east as well.  Japanese aircraft carriers reached the US fleet at Pearl Harbor, launching an aerial strike that resulted in sinking 5 out of 8 US battleships, and the others badly damaged or sinking, the majority of the Hawaii-based combat planes were damaged and more than 2400 Americans lost their lives.

The USS Arizona memorial is part of World War II valor in the Pacific National Monument that commemorates the events of that day. 1,102 sailors and marines of the 1,177 crewmen of the USS Arizona were killed during the Pearl Harbor attack.

In 1949, the Pacific War Memorial Commission was created and charged to build a memorial which was erected on the site of the submerged hull. The memorial stands to represent the American pride before the war, the depression after the attack and the rise to new heights after the war.

Along side and perpendicularly docked to the USS Arizona  is the USS Missouri. It was moved to Pearl Harbor from the west coast of the United State. On the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the Japanese surrendered to General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz of the United State army effectively ending World War II.

Each year, millions of visitors embark on the Pearl Harbor tour, which provide a whole day tour of four historic locations that includes, the USS Arizona memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and park admission, the Pacific Aviation Museum, and the Battleship Missouri Memorial.
 
Type:
Cultural
Historic
Memorial
Museum
Features:
Bathroom
Food for purchase
Lockers / storage
Parking
Hours:
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Day
Time
Pearl Harbor Historic sitesM, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa, Su7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Activities
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162
59
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181
69
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235
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256
42
/ Person
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$
289
37
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$
327
57
/ Person
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Location
Long Island Street, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96818
Reviews
5 reviews, 0 comments
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(4.2 of 5)
DO NOT have a party at this place
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DO NOT have a party at this place!!! The museum is actually a cool place on the inside, which is too bad because the customer service there is absolutely HORRIBLE!!! We just had our son's 1st birthday at the museum and it was a nightmare for my husband and I. They were unorganized, unhelpful, our magician and photo ppl could not get access onto base, the coordinator we were left with for the night ... morewas new and locked herself in the office crying because she could not get help, my husband had to leave the party after it started in order to drive out to another base to get our vendors access to the party, the staff did not know how to work av system, they cut the mic on our food blessing, they claimed our slide show did not work and if we could go home to get another copy after the party started, it was a nightmare for us!! We couldn't even properly greet our guests because we were running around trying to coordinate what should've been taken care of! The worst of it all is though, is that when we brought all of this to the attention of the manager and director, they were both so unprofessional, rude and actually accused us of complaining just because we wanted money back! I couldn't believe the treatment they gave us! They made all these excuses up for our problems, saying 1st it was the military's fault for not granting access on base to our vendors, then it was the vendors fault for not being able to get in, then when asked about a back up plan for handling base access they said 1 of them normally leaves to sponsor them in but they never offer us that. When I brought that up to them they said it was our fault, accusing us of "offering to leave to sponsor our vendors in" so it was our problem. They said our slide show was not formatted correctly, which is bogus because I recorded it myself and played it on 3 separate dvd players, which all worked fine! But all-in-all, the worse was just the treatment we received after bringing to the attention of the manager and director. I actually hung up on the director because he was yelling and accusatory! NO paying customer should have to deal with such awful treatment. I just cannot believe how rude, accusatory and unprofessional they were! I have never had a worse experience with a place EVER! This one is definitely an experience I would never wish on anyone! It's hard to believe such poor treatment and having to pay for a service from any business. A.W.F.U.L.!!!!!
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Excellent experience
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Excellent experience! I recommend this as well as the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri! If you take all three from the morning on then you should get your whole trip in one day with plenty to see! Great memories and wonderful pictures!
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Love this Museum
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Love this Museum. The 2nd Hangar (79) is the best part for me. It feels a little like going back in time because the structure is pretty much straight out of WWII. Plus, you can walk right up to the jets and helicopters (more added all the time). They also do cool special events like an air show of RC aircraft and "Open Cockpit" days where you can climb into some of the cockpits.
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Great place
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Great place. They have some interesting planes. Go there & check it out!
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Randy was our guide - he was extremely informal
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Randy was our guide - he was extremely informal!
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