USS Arizona Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial
4.5
Historic SitesCemeteriesMonuments & StatuesHistory Museums
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The most visited spot in Hawaii, this majestic floating memorial honors those who died during the WWII Pearl Harbor attack.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • 19Mary_Ann51
    11 contributions
    Excellent facility
    This was my second trip to the memorial and it still brought tears to my eyes. We also toured the Missouri which was very interesting. Our only regret was not having the time to see the air museum. Tickets for the memorial need to be reserved far ahead but if you forget you can book with a tour group that has tickets. We did this two days prior.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Tracey C
    Atlanta, Georgia63 contributions
    Extremely Moving Experience!
    This was definitely one of the most emotional experiences we have ever been to. It was extremely moving to see oil still bubbling up, 81 years later. It was incredible to see how these men sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Highly recommend.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • californiathegreat
    California11 contributions
    Book your tickets in advance
    The USS Arizona memorial appears that it's brand new, but it's been here for several decades. The memorial is kept up well. When you visit the ship, expect a large crowd to be on the same boat. Before docking to the memorial, the boat operator will give a chance to take photos from afar, but they mention that you should be sitting down until docked. The ship itself is still leaking oil, which you can see at the memorial. To get good photos, just wait a few minutes after getting on the memorial to let the crowd filter through and then you'll have enough space to move around. Only tip I have, book your tickets 2 months in advance with the recreation gov website. If you don't book in advance, all the tickets for the day are booked the day prior at 5 PM Honolulu time within 2 minutes.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Colin and Denis... N
    Alberta, Canada7 contributions
    A wonderful experience, but book ahead!
    A wonderful experience. Well organized by people who are obviously very invested in the memorial and what it represents. Be sure to book ahead - at least 24 hours before you want to go. You cannot get to the actual Arizona without a reservation unless you stand in line for a couple of hours in the hopes that you can get in on stand-by. However, even though the line for stand-by was long (do as I say not as I did :)) the people working the line were wonderful and informed us very clearly about when/if we would get in. FYI: No food, and water is the only drink only allowed on the tour.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • SandraAl
    290 contributions
    Sobering experience
    Went with a tour which seemed to be the best way to ensure access. Five minute boat ride to and from monument. Important to read the plaques/rent the audio. Do not go at lunch time if you plan to have a nice lunch.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Trelis730
    14 contributions
    History buff must!
    Get your tickets early so you aren’t in the standby line. You get 15 minutes at the memorial so make it count. Incredible after 80 years there is still fuel rising to the surface. The stories, artifacts, and pictures take you back to that time and leave you mind blown. There’s a reason FDR said “a date which will live in infamy.” Very moving memorial that strengthens American pride.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Susan S
    Florence, Alabama34 contributions
    A must see
    I'm sure everyone knows by now that this is a memorial site and requires respect. Please don't bring small children if they are going to be distracting. We had some that were. My husband was trying to read and concentrate and it was difficult. Take your time to look over all the things here, reflect on the sacrifice and learn from history.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Christine T
    Thornton, Colorado181 contributions
    Humbling and educational experience
    Fortunately, by chance, I learned in advance that you need a ticket for this Memorial. Understand you can visit the USS Arizona Memorial for free. The day before you want to visit go to recreation.gov, create an account and promptly at 3pm select your tickets. This will provide a free boat ride to and from the memorial. If you are unable to secure tickets this way, you may walk in and wait in line for an available opening. Best option is to go to the same website at least a month in advance and secure the ticket that way. For all options you will only pay $1 per ticket. I just visited the Memorial this week and walked away not only humbled but with an understanding of why, how and the effects on the world. It should in my opinion be a requirement for all high school students to visit. To quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill of Rights Day, November 27, 1941 - “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” Sad that so many in our world today want to destroy history. Personally, I don’t feel it is a place to bring young children. Ideal age would be the teenage years. Young children will not understand, may be disruptive and impatient.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,023 contributions
    Arizona was never refloated
    The USS Arizona was a battleship. Over 1,000 officers and crew were lost when the ship exploded during the Japanese surprise attack in December 1941. Unlike the other ships in Pearl Harbor's Battleship Row, the Arizona was never refloated. The ship still rests on the bottom of Pearl Harbor. The memorial sits over top of the Arizona. The guides say the oil that the oil that seeps from the Arizona are tears in memory for the sailors who perished in what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called "a date that will live in infamy." The memorial is certainly sobering, so many men lost in a sneak attack.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 April 2023
  • MLO
    5 contributions
    USS Arizona Memorial
    The boat ride ticket to USS Arizona Memorial is $1 per person online. You do have to purchase the ticket way early OR wait until 3 pm the day prior to your visit day to purchase it. They have 75 tickets per time slot but you do have to get on at 3 pm to get them; they were ALL GONE by 3:01 pm. There were people lined up in the StandBy line as well, we were there on a Friday and everyone got on the boat. It was great to go there and pay respect, you are only allowed to be there for about 15 mins.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
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delliottpark97
Waikiki, HI2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is truly a humbling and somber trip to the National Memorial in Pearl Harbor. You get to appreciate the sacrifices and heroism displayed that fateful day and take time to reflect internally that freedom is not free. Definitely take the opportunity to visit. We did the standby early in the day to avoid congested commute times.
Written 21 February 2024
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Meredith W
Chicago, Illinois, United States10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
No need to purchase ahead of time. This does not include timed access to USS Arizona (the ONLY way to purchase tickets is through the Park service).

You can go to USS Arizona without a timed ticket. You can wait in the standby to take the boat out-line gets long quickly.

If your traveling with luggage can check for a fee (all purses have to be checked-so if you can leave them in the car).

The self guided audio tour was very informative and the VR experience was very cool too-this was included in this ticket. However, you can just pay day of going.

Unless you want a timed ticket to view the USS Arizona, buying tickets in advance is not necessary.

Beautifully done museum. Glad we went. The living history interviews of WW2 vets and civilians were best part.
Written 29 January 2024
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Renie E
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
My husband and I had a rental car so we didn't need to over pay for a tour. The uss Arizona is free. There are upgrades to it that can be booked and do sell out.
Written 24 January 2024
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mcauliffmartin1
Lynnwood, WA2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
It was surreal to be in the same area as the surrender papers were signed and to see the remains of the USS Arizona. So much history there. Even my 11 yr old daughter enjoyed it.
Written 18 January 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,419 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This was a very moving experience and was the highlight of our visit to Pearl Harbor. Boats leave from near the visitor center every 15 minutes from 8am-330p. Tickets only cost $1 but need to be reserved in advance. This is a very tough ticket to obtain, and it always sells out. You can purchase tickets from rec.gov either 8 weeks in advance or 24 hours in advance at 3pm local Hawaii time. Be ready to order right at 3pm and make sure you have learned how the website works. If you strike out, arrive first thing in the morning and join the standby line if you really want to experience the USS Arizona. You wait to wait 1-2 hours but they fill up the open spots in the boat from no-shows with those in the standby line.
Written 15 January 2024
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Emma W
Auckland, New Zealand635 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A must do if you are visiting Pearl Harbor. Book tickets in advance online through the official government website, as tickets can sell out quickly. Tickets are free but have a $1 each booking fee.

They show you a quite old introduction video in the theatre before you board the boat to the memorial. We visited on a perfectly calm day. People were very respectful once on the memorial, moving around slowly and staying quiet. You only get 10 minutes on the memorial which goes very quickly.
Written 12 January 2024
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Brett C
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
The audio experience was awful. Most of the time the numbers on the experience did not correspond with audio, and often the audio just would not come on. We complained when we returned the devices, but did not get any remedy.
Written 11 January 2024
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Tween mom of two
Windermere, FL32 contributions
Dec 2023
This is a must do when visiting Oahu. I went on several times to get a reservation and it is very difficult to get one on their site. Yet, if you go a few minutes before they open, we got in right away. The staff told us that they are gobbled up quickly and they know that a lot of times it is a tour company so they open a lot of tickets now to the public the day of.
Written 9 January 2024
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Ady W
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
You sold me tickets on a day Pearl Harbor was closed. We drove all the way out to find it gated up and weren't able to get there this trip because of it. Sent an email to get refunded and received no answer in return.
Written 8 January 2024
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Wade
Minneapolis, MN64 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We really wanted to see the Arizona on our trip. But the tickets were a bear to get. The government tourist site has them advertised that they are released at 3pm each day for the following day, but that didn't work for us. After trying at exactly 3pm a couple days, we ended up going in early to go as "Standby" - It worked, and the visit was good.
Written 4 January 2024
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USS Arizona Memorial admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost RM 95.29, while a popular guided tour starts around RM 23.83 per person.


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