Visiting Pearl Harbor
Historians and fans of American and World History cannot get enough of the attractions and museums of Pearl Harbor. And even those who don’t know many details about the tragic attacks enjoy their time at Oahu’s most historic harbor. There is so much to learn and so many interesting facts surrounding Pearl Harbor, and visiting Pearl Harbor is a must for any trip.
Spending a day at Pearl Harbor is an emotional whirlwind, with the events of December 7, 1941 front and center. Upon arrival, the Visitor Center provides many memorials and museums that features authentic wartime memorabilia, giving visitors the chance to view uniforms, photos, and relics that have been preserved from the era. Visitors can also view a number of World War II weapons around the center, and even view a panoramic photo that gives insight onto where all of the ships were situated on the morning of the attacks.
The main attractions at Pearl Harbor are the incredible museums that stand to honor the heroes and history of World War II. The museums walk visitors through the entire lifespan of the war, beginning with the tragic attacks and culminating with the surrender on board the most famous battleship in United States history. Spending an entire day visiting Pearl Harbor allows visitors to see:
- USS Arizona Memorial
- USS Missouri Battleship
- USS Bowfin Submarine
- Pacific Aviation Museum
Each of these played an integral part in World War II, helping to bring to a close the fighting, and forever changing the landscape of the world. To stand on board the USS Missouri, the spot where the war formally ended is a major part of World history, and the chance to board the USS Arizona Memorial is a somber experience, that provides the chance to reflect and honor those who perished in the tragic attacks.
A visit to Pearl Harbor is not limited to only those on Oahu. Inter-island tours are a great way to see another Hawaiian Island, and a short flight is all that separates a visit to the most historic harbor in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor is appropriate for all ages, and will surely be a memorable experience during a visit to the islands.
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