Stand on the deck of this imposing old structure that has been painstakingly cared for and extensively renovated. The ... More
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Stand on the deck of this imposing old structure that has been painstakingly cared for and extensively renovated. The "Mighty Mo" is where General Douglas MacArthur proclaimed the end of World War II in September of 1945 in Tokyo Bay. The great vintage battleship now sits at permanent anchor across from the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor . Visit the Arizona Memorial first to get a sense of the complete story.
We have been to the Missouri twice. The first time we went, we took the Captain's Tour which was a gided tour of the ship in areas where the general public is not allowed, such as the Captains quarters. The tour ended with lunch in the Captain's quarters. I was amazing just thinking about all of the famous military and political men who had been in that very room.
The second time that we went, we took another guided tour that took us to other areas of the ship that are aging closed to the general public (engine room, brig, cannon firing room, Bridge, etc.). We also had lunch in the ships mess hall which is open to the public.
It would be fun just walking around the Missouri but if you really want a memorable experience, take the guided tours.
If we go back to Oahu, we will see the "Mighty Mo" again
This is the best experience I have ever had. The Explorer's Tour is well worth it, I was very happy with our tour guide and the free meal aboard the ship. Get there early because it's popular and there will be a wait.
I really liked going on the battle ship. It was really different from what I imagined it. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable about the ship and the history behind it. Make sure to wear some comfortable shoes because there's a lot of walking involved. Also, take a bottle of water with you!
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