U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, Honolulu

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Set inside one of Oahu's once-vital coastal artillery installations, U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii provides a military history of the islands and U.S. operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The exhibits deal with American involvement in Korea, Vietnam, and the Pacific Theater of World War II, as well as Hawaii's military tradition since ancient times. You'll find that the exhibits offer audio-visual experiences--photos, videos, and sound effects--in additional to displays of military hardware such as tanks, guns, and traditional Hawaiian feudal weapons. Don't miss the Gallery of Heroes, a special section dedicated to recipients of the Medal of Honor and other distinguished decorations. Plan to see U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii and other attractions that appeal to you using our Honolulu itinerary planner.
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  • Free military museum located close to the beach, featuring an exhibit on the Medal of Honour recipients. The military equipment housed is limited to an attack helicopter, howitzer and light American a...  more »
  • The museum is free, offers many attractions, great displays, air conditioned, plenty of places to photograph and has a really good gift shop Worth a look!  more »
  • It's pretty spacious and the English is all photographs are straightforward. Surfmoana and pink Palace or old photos of Kapiolani Park per, and clean!
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  • Heard a lot about Pearl Harbor but this museum was top notch. We spent 2 full afternoons and I could have enjoyed more time. Lots to read and think about. On beach, near restaurants and huge, beautiful park! Put on bucket list if interested in Hawaii's role in history.
  • Fans of Hawaii military history a must. Gift shop has some interesting items. Good use of a former key facility. The retracting defense system was an engineering marvel for its time.
  • We visited this museum on several occasions during our numerous stays at our resort (Hilton Hawaiian Village).  We actually never knew or heard about this place until we decided to take a walk to downtown Waikiki and walked to this place.  Although there is parking across the street from this museum, for us, this wasn't an issue because we either "hoofed it" or took "The Bus," everywhere we went on this island!   The first thing we noticed was the "helicopter (AH-1 Cobra)" that was sitting on top of the building and on display.  On our visit, it was hot outside and entering the building to get out from the heat was refreshing.  The best part was that the admission was "free." We absorbed ourselves with the museum's collection of military artifacts, medals, and equipment used by soldiers of that era. I enjoyed reading about Hawaii's King Kamehameha who as the story goes in the 1700s and early 1800s united the seven Hawaiian Islands under a single rule.   I think my family learned a lot from this visit and the historical value it played during the war in the pacific.  In the end, we toured the small gift shop and browsed the many items for sale such as military memorabilia, clothing, and various military unit insignias.  We continued our walk towards Waikiki!
  • What a great museum in the middle of Waikiki! Very informative, you can easily spend a hour in this museum. Right across from Trump Waikiki Hotel.
  • A very nice museum that is designed to commerate the US Army's involvement in the Pacific war.

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