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USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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USS Arizona Memorial marks the final resting place of one of the most iconic World War II battleships destroyed in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than 1,100 sailors and marines died here when Japanese forces attacked the harbor. The memorial, constructed in 1962, attracts nearly 1 million people each year. Begin your tour at the visitor center, where you can listen to a free talk about that fateful day and watch a brief documentary about the attack. You can then take a shuttle boat to the memorial, which straddles the hull of the sunken battleship. Remember that the memorial admits only a limited number of visitors each day, so it is a good idea to book a tour well in advance. Set aside time for a visit to the memorial museum so you can take in the personal stories of American soldiers who fought and died here. Use our Honolulu trip generator to visit USS Arizona Memorial on your trip to Honolulu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Have been twice and the impact is as forceful each time. There is no doubting Americans really do their history superbly well. This is a must see if visiting. 
  • Absolutely humbling and memorable moment. It is a definitely a spot to visit and pay respects to those who fought for their country. 
  • A moving memorial for those who lost their lives. I really appreciated how the tour was put together. It was respectful and informative. I really like how you had your own time on the memorial to just...  read more »
  • We've been there four times, and every time it is better. it is both a humbling and emotional experience. On our first visit in 1999 the USS MISSOURI wasn't there, it since has been retired there and the tour is a must see. Our guide in 2013, Linda, was wonderful, her knowledge and expertise couldn't be beat. We plan to visit again in December on the 75th anniversary.
  • Great place to learn history. The best part: it's free. You have to pay to get on the ships/subs though. Can't beat a free museum! Remember to book ahead of time online to get on the Arizona. They usually release a bunch of tickets the day before you go. Otherwise, you need to book 2 months in advance. $1.50 online fee per ticket. Worth it.
  • Been there twice and everytime I learn something new. Its a very humbling and rewarding experience. There is so much to see inside and outside which I really enjoyed. It really makes you understand why it was a day that will live in infamy.
  • Me and my fiance went to Hawaii to get married. We spent 10 days in Maui and on the "Big Island". I made certain that the last couple of days were spent in Honolulu and I made it my personal mission to visit Pearl. Harbor and the USS Arizona memorial. Words cannot describe my emotions as I looked over the side of the memorial and gaze down at the wreckage of the hull of the Arizona and the over 1100 American servicemen still entombed 40 ft below sea level. As I looked upon the wall of names of those list during that cowardly attack by the empire of Japan, I could not help but shed a tear or two for those families so tragically effected by the attack. I am a former US Navy airman. I am as proud an American as I can possibly be an I highly recommend to all who share this same price to visit this historic landmark if you ever have the means. In a word, haunting would be the word I would use to describe it. As a man who once served our country, God bless you all and may you all sleep with the angels. Amen
  • The USS Arizona Memorial is free. If you have the time you should definitely visit. It can get really crowded so I would recommend to go early in the morning.
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