Whether you’re visiting Hawaii for a week or have lived there for years, no tour of Oahu is complete without a trip to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. Located on historic Ford Island, it is ranked as one of the country’s top aviation attractions by TripAdvisor.
If your family is visiting Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona, take a quick trip to Ford Island via a shuttle bus to visit this fascinating aviation museum —you won’t regret it. Your tour will begin in Hangar 37, where you will find World War II aircraft housed inside a former seaplane hangar that survived the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Then it’s on to in Hangar 79, where you’ll see actual Pearl Harbor attack bullet holes and battle damage in the windows of the historic hangar that’s filled with warbirds, helicopters, jets, and the aircraft restoration shop.
After exploring both hangars, check out the museum’s interactive combat flight simulators, which allow you to experience what it’s like to dogfight with enemy aircraft. You also can grab a quick bite at the Laniakea Café and pick up a souvenir at the museum store on your way out. The gift shop features an array of amazing items, including clothing, aircraft models, and patriotic décor.
Take your family on a trip through history and gain a greater respect for our nation’s airmen and airwomen with a visit to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. Visit their website to learn more about their exhibits, and call (808) 441-1000 for more information.