The tragic occurrences and subsequent world-changing events associated with this naval base make it a crucial part of ... More
The tragic occurrences and subsequent world-changing events associated with this naval base make it a crucial part of American history and heritage. While the harbor is quite large, the Visitor's Center and Arizona Memorial are the hubs of tourism. Several tours are available through activity brokers or tour companies. To reach Pearl Harbor from Waikiki Beach, take Nimitz Highway past the airport to Highway 99, and continue past the naval community.
I've been to Pearl before, only the memorial though, this time I did the whole thing, movie and the USS submarine and the museum, that was incredible. We spent hours in the museum just reading and learning. very interesting place. If you go to Pearl Harbor, don't dress in shorts and t-shirts. This is a memorial just like the cemetery. So be respectful as you would at others.
On a whole, I expected Hawaii to be cleaner and nicer. If you go anywhere near the military bases on Oahu, you'll notice how filthy and poverty stricken it really is. Pearl Harbor is nice for the history buffs.
Simply the most memorable and touching WWII place I have seen; The harbor itself is beautiful and offers spectacular views of all memorials/museums:
Pacific Aviation Museum
I went to all of them, and you really feel the gigantic sacrifice these men made in order to restore peace in the Pacific.
Finally, if you are not that wealthy, you can very well go to the Arizona memorial alone, it is free of charge... but believe me you'll want to save to go to the others too!
We loved going out to Pearl Harbor. It gave us chills. We could have stayed out there for a very very long time. Knowing that there are fellow Americans entombed there gave us the most respect and thanks to all who have served our great Country and those willing to give their lives for all of us so we can be a free Nation under God. The only thing that upset us was the fact that there were some Japanese people laughing and irreverent to the fact of what actually they were standing above. They should be kept separate from fellow Americans if they cannot act in a proper manner and not disturbing to others around them. Beautiful to see and you cannot leave there without a new look about life and honor and respect for all. All Americans should have the opportunity to go out there. The Miller Family
Respect for fallen soldiers and preserving of their interment was heartwarming.
Beat time to visit, when most schools are in session and not the summer.
It was a solemn and very moving experience. I was quite surprised to see that oil droplets are still surfacing from "The Arizona"
your heart breaks. if you stand silent you can feel the sorrow felt there in all the men who died. spend time and read the wall of names you never know if someone from someone you know has a son grandfather brother etc... who is still buried on that ship.
This Pearl Harbor memorial park is dedicated to World War II submarines and their valiant crews. The park takes its
name from a particularly distinguished sub, the USS Bowfin SS 287. Tour the narrow corridors and compartments where the ...
This small harbor and park area is a favorite with fishing boats and pleasure cruisers. Voyager Submarines and Ali'i Kai
Sport Fishing are two of the notable marine activity companies with a home base at this port. There is ...
Hula dancers greet each sunset sailor as passengers depart on the largest of the local cruise ships, The Star of
Honolulu. Visitors cruise off Oahu's leeward shore as the sun sinks below the horizon and the twinkling lights of ...