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The USS Arizona Memorial is one of the various locations in Hawaii which was involved in the World War II. The place is a notch for the death of more than 1,160 people, in Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941. More than half of the American population was slaughtered in this dejected event. This majestic Memorial is a must visit for all the tourists coming to the city.
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The USS Oklahoma Memorial is the only land-oriented memorial at the Pearl Harbor which was made to pay tribute to more than 400 martyrs who sacrificed their lives on the ship during swirl of attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The National Park Service runs the USS Oklahoma Memorial. The people who lost their lives during this dejected turmoil are carved on 429 individual columns of the white marble made memorial.
The Battleship Missouri Memorial is a place of substantial tourists attraction from around the globe since January, 1999. It is located near the USS Arizona Memorial. The Missouri Memorial accomplishes a visitor's historic thirst that starts with day of ignominy and descending of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and concludes with the Japan's official capitulation on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. Since then, the Battleship Missouri Memorial is a place of great historic attraction.
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is sited inside the Pearl Harbor Visitors Centre where visitors can contemplate the interior view of the submarine which requited the strikes by drowning the enemy ships. Hence, the USS Bowfin Submarine is rightly known as the 'first avenger'. The place attracts a humongous number of visitors across the world due to its manifold tales of courage, strength, perseverance and honor. The trip to Pearl Harbor is incomplete without a tour to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.
The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor was inaugurated in December of 2006 and since then, it has flourished gradually. In 2010, it was positioned among the top 10 aviation-oriented attractions in the country by TripAdvisor. The visitors arrive to the museum through commute at Ford Island, located in the centre of the Pearl Harbor. The visitors of all ages are inspired to dash in the cockpit of the Museum's flight inciter and participate in an exciting surreal dogfight in the air over Guadalcanal.
How to Get Tickets?
If a visitor wants to visit the place instinctively, they can avail the tickets at the site at 7 am sharp as the place distributes 1,300 tickets at 7 am each day on the basis of first come, first served or they should buy the tickets well in advance to avoid the inconvience because counted number of tickets are sold each day.
How To Get Around?
The civilians can only enter the memorial through the Park Service commute boats that run on a timely basis. A guided tour of the Pearl Harbor attractions includes boat tickets and encircled trip transports between Honolulu and Waikiki.
What Should I Wear?
There is no strict dresscode to visit the attractions so you can wear whatever suits you the best. A comfortable outfit is recommended for the trip. Your outfit should not be too tight as it might cause hindrance to your comfort. Go for casual flip flops or sports shoes instead of disconcerting stilettos. Do carry a small backpack to preserve the souvenirs you buy and other needful stuffs.
Best time to visit?
The USS Arizona Memorial is open regularly round the year except on 25 December and January 1. It is difficult to avail the tickets on weekends of either the anniversary of Pearl Habor, i.e. 7 December or busy summers and winter school vacations.
Will I need a guide?
A guide is advisable for an insightful tour of the USS Arizona Memorial-Honolulu-Hawaii. All the other relevant information is provided on the website.
How To Get There?
The Memorial is situated in Pearl Harbor on Oahu. Visitors should go from the Nimitz Highway to H-1 West and take exit 15-A to HI-99, and then take a left turn at the fourth traffic signal to arrive at the Pearl Habor Visitor Centre from Waikiki and downtown Honolulu.
The USS Arizona Memorial and visitor's centre provide relevant facilities to the wheelchair users also.