History Museums in Honolulu

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History Museums in Honolulu

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  • Val L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prepare for unexpected bad weather, Some people got really wet due to no windows on the double deck bus,and sudden downpour
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • Lori W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Appreciated that there were staff in the parking area to guide us to check in downstairs. We took the audio tour and highly recommend it so you may proceed at your own pace and look at the rooms as long as you wish. All staff were very friendly and helpful! All displays were done tastefully and with sufficient information for patrons.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • ladypanda
    Sydney, Australia192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth doing, informative and a humbling experience. The museum and videos were worth viewing. Although I did expect a bigger museum. I didn’t expect the Bowfin submarine and the USS Missouri to be an additional charge, so missed out on that which was disappointing. I should have researched our tour better before selecting it as time didn’t permit us to visit these areas.
    The USS Arizona memorial was a humbling experience, you could see sections of the battleship above the water and the oil that is still leaking from the ship.
    The Park Rangers, Navy officers and staff were all very friendly.
    This should definitely be on your list of places to visit.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Sandra M
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum with immersive exhibits and artifacts. Recommend popping in and walking through Fort Derussy and it's very well maintained. Fairly accessible with seating areas and volunteers are friendly and welcoming. Self-guided and free admission. The gift shop was very well stocked.

    Parking validation available, parking lot very close to museum across the street. We were recommended this museum after visiting the Tropic Lighting Museum on Schofield Barracks.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Christina M
    Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though the place was closed on the day we arrived, the Grounds facilitator was fantastic to talk with. Including his beautiful dogs. So lovely. He told us a little about the history and some exploring suggestions around. He was a retired Honolulu cop and was a gem. Thank you for the suggestions. It was amazing!
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Dana Q
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only downside was wish had more time to explore Pearl Harbor. A few extra tours require you to board a boat to see so did not have time to see those areas. You get super yummy donuts and coffee to start then see some landmarks on the way back to your hotel. I recommend.
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • Runi58
    Chicago, IL22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Japanese Cultural Center was easy to find, there is parking in their lot for a slight fee or plenty of street parking.
    FYI, it is located close to Wakiki hotels. They had 2 exhibits, one was free and had a movie which was about the intern ment of the Japanese during WW2, and the other was an exhibit about the ancestry and life of Japanese in Hawaii, there was a fee. This exhibit was very interesting and well done. What was especially nice was that the peaople at the center circulated in the area and answered questions and explained some of the exhibits.
    Written 16 December 2018
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