Pearl Harbor Attractions on Oahu
One of Oahu’s most memorable and important attractions is Pearl Harbor. The site of the tragic attacks of December 7, 1941, the monuments and memorials of Pearl Harbor stand to honor the heroes who fought off the attacks, and remember the events of that fateful day. Today, Pearl Harbor is still an active naval base that welcomes visitors from around the world and keep the memory of fallen sailors alive.
Filling the harbor are incredible museums that educate on the events of the day, and the ensuing war. From the stunning Visitor Center to the attractions around the harbor, the events of World War II are well represented and will be a very important part of a trip to Oahu. Everything from sailor’s uniforms to retired battleships are found at Pearl Harbor, and the information and facts about the history are astounding.
Visitors to Pearl Harbor are in for quite a day, filled with information that even history buffs and World War II enthusiasts may not know. There are 4 main museums here, and each showcases a different aspect of the war.
USS Arizona Memorial
Resting directly above the wreckage of the battleship, the USS Arizona Memorial is a somber symbol of the events that struck in the early morning hours nearly 80 years ago. Navy ferryboats deliver visitors to the memorial for the chance to pay respects and soak in the emotions of the attacks and the memorial.
USS Missouri Battleship
One of the most important war vessels ever commissioned, the Might Mo enjoyed a long career and is a striking figure that overlooks the USS Arizona Memorial. The battleship is open for tours, and walking through the narrow corridors of the ship shows off just how impressive this war hero is, and standing on the deck provides an incredible view of Pearl Harbor.
USS Bowfin Submarine
The USS Bowfin was commissioned exactly one year after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, and for that reason, is known as the Pearl Harbor Avenger. Despite a somewhat controversial history, the Bowfin is a highly decorated vessel, and has been all around the world exacting revenge following the attacks.
Pacific Aviation Museum
World War II saw the advent of aviation, and this forever changed the world. Tour an authentic hangar that is still riddled with bullet holes from the attack, and see many different planes that all fought in many wars, including a Japanese Zero and the actual plane that President George H.W. Bush piloted during World War I.
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