World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Type: Historic Sites, Military
December 7, 1941 is a day America, but particularly Hawaii, will never forget. Learn about that infamous day and help honor the men and women who served in World War II with a visit to the World War... Read More
December 7, 1941 is a day America, but particularly Hawaii, will never forget. Learn about that infamous day and help honor the men and women who served in World War II with a visit to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The national monument is home to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. A tour of the USS Arizona Memorial begins with a 23-minute historical film. Then go aboard a U.S. Navy passenger takes visitors to the battleship memorial built over the remains of the battleship in which 1,177 crewmen perished off the coast of Ford Island. It's a poignant memorial. The memorial is free, but you need a ticket. Roughly 1,300 admission are available daily, so get there early; the center opens at 7 a.m. (At the visitors center you can also by tickets to the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island.)
1 Arizona Memorial Pl
Honolulu, HI 96818
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Get there early because lines are long. The center opens at 7 a.m."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Honor the U.S. servicemen and women of World War II at this must-visit memorial.
- Family-Friendly Museums, Sightseeing: "Get there early because lines get long."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Children and adult history buffs alike love going aboard a ship and exploring the museum.