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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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Our 4th visit to Hawaii....so decided to visit and do the tour. The tour guide was excellent and made the visit a pleasure and very informative!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 4th visit to Hawaii....so decided to visit and do the tour. The tour guide was excellent and made the visit a pleasure and very informative!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum that shows a ton of history. The best part is that you are walking in a hangar that is a part of the history while learning about history. They are constantly working and improving this place. The food at the first hangar is also fantastic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To many replicas and not enough signage meant this does not get a good score from me. I did it as part of a trip based on Valor in the Pacific and we got here after visiting the USS Missouri and it pales into insignificance to that. It felt, frankly, unfinished and run by amateurs which may be an unfair... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attended with my airplane-obsessed 2-year old son, husband and parents visiting from the UK. Excellent layout with many well-maintained, impressive planes accompanied by helpful information and history of each. Worthwhile piece of history to catch whilst in Oahu!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

my family enjoyed this more that I did. I was hoping to get more "hard" information from the site. There are so many interesting stories with out as much depth as I would have liked. That being said it is a cool museum with a great collection of aircraft!

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was part of a full day trip to Pearl Harbour and was well worth the visit. You can do this trip independently.if you plan to visit the Arizona try todo this as well together with the Missouri as in my opinion it was well worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We finally made it to the Aviation museum after living here for over two years. It is one of the best of the museums I have seen here in Hawaii showing the events of WWII. Make sure to visit both buildings. It is just outstanding, make sure you go see it!! It is handicapped accessible. The bus that takes you... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our docent for our "Aviators Tour" helped make our museum experience feel like we were on the VIP tour. The docent added breadth beyond what you can get with the recorded tour narration. The pacing felt comfortable, moved along without lagging but never rushed. The docent even went over time with our group, checking to make sure no one had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Audio tour helps you understand the vehicles history, use and features. One plane sat in a swamp for 64 years! Most exhibits are inside a warehouse that was not destroyed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. If you like planes, you will enjoy this museum. Once you get to the main entrance at Pearl Harbor, you will need to board... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid extra for the behind the scenes docent tour... worth every penny!!!! Got to see stuff the general public is not privy too....

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