U S S Arizona MemorialCurrently Closed
- Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8084223300
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Memorial, Family And Kids
The World remembers the fateful day when Pearl Harbor was attacked. It was an even that led to even more death and destruction than what it was a part of. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center stands as a reminder of the dark day when so many soldiers unexpectedly lost their lives.
The USS Arizona, the ship that sank into the ocean taking with it several brave lives still remains there and the memorial serves as homage to those souls. Located in the World War 2 National Monument in the Pacific, the Arizona memorial and all the sites at the historic Pearl Harbor are certainly worth seeing.
The place may be very somber but it invokes history in such a powerful way, it is a site that must be visited in Honolulu. You can access it by boat through the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. USS Missouri which was the Arizona’s sister ship and a powerful symbol for the Americans also stands close by and is another sight to see here. The visitor center has several exhibits and displays that are quite touching as well. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Honolulu itinerary 4 days.
- Although the attraction is free you will need to get there early to get the pass. Expect a wait of at least an hour.
- There will be a security check.
- Since it is a sight of serious historic importance it is necessary that you are dressed appropriately.
- It is quite a big area so wear comfortable footwear.
- Some areas may not be suitable for visitors with limited mobility.
- Free visit to Memorial.
- Free visit to Visitor centre.
- Bus: Arizona Memorial
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95% of people who visit Honolulu include U S S Arizona Memorial in their plan
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81.13% of people start their U S S Arizona Memorial visit around 06 AM - 07 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see U S S Arizona Memorial
90.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting U S S Arizona Memorial
Please come with respect and reverence...if I had a choice I don't think I would bring very young children. Kind of a sacred, quiet place, you know? I'm glad I didn't miss this on the last day of our vacation. Admission is free, but you must have a ticket to go on the "valor in the Pacific" boat tour. The easier way to secure a ticket (if you forgot to reserve your tickets 3 months ago like everybody else-oops!) is to simply go online at 7am the day before the day you would like to visit. They post available tickets and there's loads of them, but they get taken within a couple hours. Give yourself time to walk around the excellent museum displays that are so tastefully done. But be prepared there is no a/c. Thank goodness there was a/c in the theatre though. Uss Missouri and submarine tour looked interesting and cost $$$ but we didn't have time.
Even though you cannot currently board the USS Arizona memorial (construction), this is a very moving and well done experience. The video shown before boarding the boat to the monument is informative, but not dry in the least. I learned things I did not know about the attack. I also appreciated the "requests" by the park rangers and Navy sailors to use your phone only for pictures - a request that was actually heeded by those in our group. A must see if you're on Oahu.
The USS Arizona Memorial is #1 visitor destination in Hawaii. Millions of people from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on December 7, 1941. Devastation & Hope Imperial Japan won the battle but lost the war, devastating Pearl Harbor Naval Base, attacked by torpedo and bomber planes on 12-07-1941 @ 7:55 AM. The sneak attack attack sparked outrage in the American populace, news media, government and the world. WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3,000 miles from the W. Coast of America and 4,000 miles from Japan, Pearl Harbor WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument consists of 9 historic locations in 3 of the westernmost United States - California, Alaska, and Hawaii. Of these, five are located within Pearl Harbor itself: the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, the USS Utah Memorial, and parts of Ford Island and Battleship Row. Access to the USS Arizona Memorial is suspended to address the structural integrity of the facility. Park staff and specialists are hard at work to restore the Memorial and allow visitors to honor the brave. Highly recommend visiting!
A truly humbling experience. We visited in 2012. Back then we noticed the structure needed attention like so many of our nations monuments. Its an experience every child needs to see in person. Seeing oil bubbling up from the depths is an irrefutable experience in human tragedy. I just hope we don't have another attack on our country and find ourselves creating yet another memorial like this one. Its incredible, but it could have been avoided. Let our military leaders be reminded of what happens when we line up our most valued assets for a foreign influence to hit with ease.
It was nice to see, and a great reminder of the sacrifices made for this nation, but seemed kind of lackluster to be honest. I didn't leave feeling any more patriotic than I came (and I was in the Navy at the time). I guess it would've helped if the water was actually calm enough to see the Arizona, but nothing anyone can do about that. Check the weather and surf report before you go... turbulent water = nothing to see.