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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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  • Well done with lots of information. Interesting process about restoration of the "Swamp Ghost". Neat decor for restaurant and good food. Good selection at gift store. 
  • We came here after we went to the 75th Pearl Harbor Day Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 7. Located on beautiful Ford Island, you either need to be on a packaged tour or have military/govt. id to cross t...  more »
  • Arizona in relation to time we went here, but enjoyed larger hangar size and scale of the exhibition. There is also talk of this restaurant is delicious, but cannot go one did.
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  • I went Thursday night for a yelp event. I was able to convince my sister to go back with me on Friday for normal business hours! Oh, and we took my nephew. He loved all the airplanes! I loved learning about not only the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but all planes that were used in WWII. I know that people were complaining about how small it is, blah, blah, blah. Yes, the museum is on the small side, but there are two buildings, one with the history and one with restored planes. We spent three hours there absorbing the history and appreciating the people who died for our freedom. Next time we go, its to Might Mo!
  • Very nice facility and located on Ford Island with other historic attractions. Free Wi-Fi helps when looking for answered not found in the displays. The museum is just a few years old and gets better every year (timeline on google maps). Decent food for lunch and may get hot in the middle of the day. You can use the facility for evening socials starting at 6pm.
  • It was good to reminisce the past. The World War II gave us so much lessons and I hope leaders learned from that. That no one is winner from war only lost lives and properties and destroying the creation of God through wrecking and damaging the environment. The place was full of memories of what happened from WWII...there was lot of photos and memorabilia. They also have a short film showing that you could feel the traumatic experience of our war veterans. We learned from the past and I hope No to World war III. Leaders too should learn from that by settling differences in peaceful way. Oh God, I pray the peace and harmony of my country, Philippines and its People.
  • 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.
  • A neat self-guided display of aircraft and historical documents. Of the four main attractions in the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument in the Pearl Harbor area (including USS Arizona, Battleship Missouri and USS Bowfin), this was probably my least favorite. The number of visitors was sparse, likely because it is the most remote location. I wish more were invested in the site to bring it up to the quality of the others.