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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Honolulu

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Many of the exhibits at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor focus on the Pearl Harbor attack and World War II. As you enter, see Hangar 37, a former seaplane hangar that survived the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, and was the first hangar developed for the museum. In Hangar 37, admire an authentic Japanese fighter plane and American bombers, and learn about how America manufactured planes and trained pilots to mobilize for war. Next, visit Hangar 79, another survivor of the attack, which has bullet holes on the windows of its doors. Many contemporary jets, historical helicopters, and civil aircraft are housed in Hangar 79. Beyond Pearl Harbor history, the museum features a short film, photography exhibit, and other materials related to aviation, World War II, and life on the island. After touring the museum, test your skills as a pilot on one of the flight simulators. Put Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor at the forefront of your travel plans using our Honolulu vacation generator.
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  • I am so thankful that our tour included this actually walk where our planes were shot and see the bullet holes in the windows... we were such sitting ducks!!!! 
  • This was our second visit and it is still amazing to take in all the historic events and aircraft. There were a few new displays since the last time we were here. We will be back. Aloha 
  • The guided tour was great and very informative. I especially liked the hangar outside which still showed the scars from the attack on Pearl Harbor: bullet holes, cracked windows, etc. We were also hon...  read more »
  • One hanger has a nice Pearl Harbor exhibit with planes from the war, descriptions of battles, etc. The other hanger has planes and helicopters from different eras and an active restoration shop. If you want food while at pearl harbor this by far the best place to get it. The main park only has a snack store and hot dogs/nachos. Much better food selection here.
  • The Pacific Aviation Museum certainly isn't the largest Air Museum I visited but the historical factor makes it a must see. While it is small it still has a great amount of different aircraft to visit as well as watching the workers rebuild vintage aircraft in the restoration area. The first hanger you check into is filled with memorabilia of Pan-Am and a lot of information about the attacks on Pearl Harbor and of course a full resturant that has a wide range of food that should satisfy any pallette, as you walk toward the second hanger which holds the majority of aircraft you'll notice the bullet strafe marks that are still on the ground and inside of the hanger windows. All of the museum is located on the old flight line of the airport which always makes you realize you're standing right at the heart of the attack of Pearl Harbor. So if you have an interest in planes and history you certainly won't be disappointed after visiting the museum.
  • Cool location on Ford Island. Worth going to at least once while you're here. It is two buildings. One has a lot of exhibits with the history of the attack and the second has a lot of planes and helicopters that you can get up close with.
  • Good sized aviation museum right on ford island. Run by mostly volunteers you get to go up close and see real planes that were used in battle. Very authentic. Not as many planes as some of the bigger museums.
  • Got 1/2 price tix on Groupon. Audio tour is very educational.
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