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USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu

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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. Plan your USS Arizona Memorial visit and explore what else you can see and do in Honolulu using our Honolulu trip planner.
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  • Wonderful tour of Pearl Harbor. Driver was informative along the way to and from PH. The Arizona Memorial was moving and we're so glad we took the tour. 
    Wonderful tour of Pearl Harbor. Driver was informative along the way to and from PH. The Arizona Memorial was moving and we're so glad we took the tour.  more »
  • It took me 3 days of trying to get tickets for the boat ride to the memorial, but I was lucky on the third try. The tickets are released at 3:00 p.m. every day to attend the following day. It is a... 
    It took me 3 days of trying to get tickets for the boat ride to the memorial, but I was lucky on the third try. The tickets are released at 3:00 p.m. every day to attend the following day. It is a...  more »
  • This is a must see for all. Such a peaceful and sacred place you can almost feel WWll at your feet. The Navy does a great job of teaching you about the events of December 7, 1941 
    This is a must see for all. Such a peaceful and sacred place you can almost feel WWll at your feet. The Navy does a great job of teaching you about the events of December 7, 1941  more »
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  • Absolutely worth seeing and spending time soaking it all in. If you couldn’t get online tickets, get up early the day you want to go and get in standby line by 6:15 am. Doors open at 7:00 am and the first boat to the memorial goes over at 8:00 am. Very good chance you will get on the first boat. There is no cost if you are in the standby line for the memorial. We were second in line and there ended up being about 30 seats. This is not a guaranteed way to get to go but often people are late or don’t show up for their time slot. Some lucky ones are able to get tickets online but if you are one of them, don’t panic. The day we were there we noticed everyone got on a boat and the last boat of the day had only 25 on it. Each boat holds about 75 people. There are several very interesting free museums on site. And plenty of plaques to read. You can also purchase tickets to see the submarine museum, the Missouri and an air force museum. All worth it. We didn’t get to do the air force museum but did everything else. That’s why it took 10 hours. Enjoy.
  • A piece of history! We really enjoyed our visit. We took advantage of the audio tours and would recommend doing that. It provides a lot of interesting information as you move throughout the exhibits. Bathrooms were clean and the food options provided were good and at decent prices. Don’t forget to stop at the gift shop!
  • A quick boat ride over to honor those that died on the attack of pearl harbor. Highly recommend going. The state park rangers were very knowledgeable and considerate. Prior to entering the boat one park ranger had a very good speech and gave me goosebumps detailing certain events during and after the attack. Highly recommend to visit
  • I'm not much of a historian so I wasn't super excited to go. But this visit changed my perspective on American history and what I thankful for. Life changing. They are super organized, make sure to order your $1 tickets months in advance, we waited until the day before at 3pm where you can try and get tickets. They go within minutes! Get there 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time, relax, and soak it all in.
  • This was a great stop for my husband and I. We were very grateful for the opportunity to see this beautiful place! We were able to visit each memorial and attraction here and we are glad we did. The USS Arizona memorial is just beautiful! It did take a few hours for us to go through and see everything without rushing. I highly recommend putting this on your list of things to do while visiting here!!

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