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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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  • My Dad and I visited the museum and enjoyed every minute of it. The history and stories of the people and the challenges they faced was incredible. Looking forward to seeing new planes and exhibits!  more »
  • This was our second visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum. It offers a great view of history. It has a fairly extensive plane collection and a wonderful setup. We needed a wheelchair for a member of ou...  more »
  • Had an awesome time. Was educational. Also the staff is very friendly. Recommend going to website to take advantage of coupons for flight simulator  more »
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  • Did this as part of a whole pearl harbor tour and was interesting. Seeing the glass with bullet holes still in them is sight to see in person. You do have to leave your bag in a locker before going onto Ford Island. I had to carry my camera most of the time for this, but was worth it.
  • It was amazing and humbling to learn we were standing inside the very place of the first attack on Pearl Harbor. the information plaques and exhibits are very informative and interesting. we had a great time!
  • Great History! Appreciate so much that this historic site is preserved and we can visit. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Superior gift shop.
  • Overall fantastic experience with balanced approach to history. Was very impressed that this tried to call tell the story from both sides. Also very cool to stand on the spot where WW2 for the Pacific was ended.
  • Lots of cool airplanes and history. The original building still has the bullet holes in the glass and doors. A little expensive but all the proceeds go to benefit restoration of the aircraft.

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