In the middle of historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, you can almost feel the day the bombs fell in the Japanese suprise attack on America, Dec. 7, 1941, the beginning of WWII. The displays and aircraft in Hangar 37 are beautiful, the videos and film of the infamous day are unreal, plus veteran docents bring it all alive for you with stories and tales. And you can actually dogfight in either a Japanese Zero or an American Wildcat in the combat flight simulators. Take the Aviator's Tour and see all the great aircraft, plus the Restoration Shop where they're restoring the planes. It's a beautiful experience and admission really affordable. We bought tickets online at the website and then you take a shuttle bus from the Arizona Memorial area over to the hangars and control tower of the museum on Ford Island. Don't miss it. Good restaurant with beer and wine. And a great musuem shop with all kinds of cool avaition themed clothes, nose art, and WWII memorabilia. The kids loved it, too.
2250 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI 96815
553 S King StHonolulu, HI 96813
From Business: The original headquarters of nineteenth-century American Protestant missionaries, this museum explains the history of American missionaries in Hawaii.