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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
Phone Number: +1 808-441-1000
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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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Humbling Museum - still growing

The Pacific Aviation Museum is located on historic Ford Island, and it is a must for any military vet or someone interested in military history. The museum is still growing and... read more

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Bristol, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Pacific Aviation Museum is located on historic Ford Island, and it is a must for any military vet or someone interested in military history. The museum is still growing and there are new aircraft being restored for future exhibits. But, the most humbling part of the trip to the museum (for me) is the fact that the bullet holes... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW!! They have put a lot of work and detail into this museum. It is well worth the time to explore the hangers. Very informative! Hanger 79 windows are the original WWII windows and reflect the actual bullet holes. It should be on your must see list if you are going to Pearl Harbor.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner wanted to see the Pacific Aviation Museum, in particular Hangar 37 at Pearl Harbour. I thought I wouldn't find it very interesting, but I loved it! We toured over a fascinating submarine first before boarding a Parl Harbour Monument bus to go out to the airfield where the historic attack on the planes of Pearl Harbour occurred. Just... More 

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Koloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to the museum a number of years ago and wanted to revisit it as they've added to their inventory. I come from over 20 years of military aviation experience in both the Navy and Army so I was considering just doing the General Admission tour. As I was looking on the website to buy my tickets I noticed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent layout and items on display Randy Ogg was an excellent guide. Good to see the strong Australian connection

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is beautiful, and the planes lovingly maintained. The bus ride out there is SLOW, and it's expensive. On the other hand, the time in the flight simulators was a blast!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an unexpected cancellation of a shark cage tour and the opportunity suddenly popped up to visit the Aviation Museum the same morning. Quickly bought tickets via the website, hopped in the car, looked up the location on Google maps and here we go... No! You can't just drive there. We were re-directed from the gate to the Visitor... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a good way to know the detail about WW2 by Aviator's Tour. The guide is not only introducing important aircrafts during the war but also telling you the deeper story about that. Worth to join this tour if you want to get more knowlege about the history and aircrafts.

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was a very interesting addition to complete our Pearl Harbor experience. The displays were well done, and having the docents tell stories was what made it really good. I particularly liked Hanger 79 and the history that went with that. Overall, I'm happy we took the tour, however, I can say that we're glad we got a 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect site for a museum that focuses on the entry into WWII. The two hangars are full of history and aircraft from all eras. I enjoyed the primary hangar which housed some rare aircraft both from the USA and Japan. Audio tours are available and its your pace to take it all in. The larger second hangar holds... More 

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