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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

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Address: 319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
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+1 808-441-1000
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique interactive...

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.

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Takes you back to the day Oahu was bombed by Japan. So interesting to hear the story and see the planes. It gave me chills to see hangar 79 with holes in the Windows from actual... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Takes you back to the day Oahu was bombed by Japan. So interesting to hear the story and see the planes. It gave me chills to see hangar 79 with holes in the Windows from actual air fire on that horrible day.

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We planned this along with the Arizona Memorial. They had 2 sections one with mostly Pearl Harbor/Pacific War items & another with a wide variety of aircraft. We did the special tour with a docent. I would highly recommend it.

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Peru, Indiana
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We found the museum interesting and informative. From a Flying Tiger to a Japanese Zero, it brought to life many things we had only heard about and/or only seen in movies. The bullet holes preserved in the glass of the 2nd hangar, were a sobering reminder of the tragedy of December 7th. The movie in the entrance building, was also... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Felt like a little time warp to Dec 7 - especially seeing the control tower from Tora Tora Tora. Able to walk up to some historic planes from WW2, Korea, Vietnam

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful displays of authentic aircraft, with additional aircraft being upgraded to display quality before your eyes. Our docent was knowledgeable and very likable, and the flight simulator was a blast!

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the first time I had been able to see some famous planes like the DC3 and WWII fighter planes first hand.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Getting our audio tour headphones, it allowed the boys to go ahead and type in the numbers of the things that interested them. They had also painted on the floor so it was a very visual tour. Apparently we were having a problem fighting the Zero's because we didn't know what their weakness was. When one of the planes would... More 

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our entire visit! So moved to walk on this hallowed ground! Excellent staff and the self guided tours were very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guides were wonderful, the aircraft amazing and the restoration that is happening there makes it a place you can have many return visits too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a very well done museum on Ford Island. Audio is free with admission. A good explanation of WWII on Oahu. The museum is located on the battlefield where WWII started for the US.

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