We went thru a tour company and were given a tour of the city as well. We enjoyed both parts of it. We advise going very early in the day.
The free tour begins with a film showing actual footage from the attack on Pearl Harbor. The movie is quite dramatic and people were crying in the theater. The film is followed by a very enjoyable boat ride that takes you to the memorial. The Park Ranger there was full of information and made this an incredible visit. The memorial... More
This attraction was on the top of my list for the island. It was well organized and planned since many visitors may want to see at the same time, earlier in the day is better. The movie before the trip to the USS Arizona was informative and the museum buildings contained visual artifacts that made its impact more memorable. I... More
Our tour guide told us the still leaking oil are the tears of the Arizona... It was very sad but beautiful. The movie before is very well done, highly recommend this.
This was a very striking place to visit and very much worth the trip - see my fuller review for the overall Pearl Harbor / Valor in The Pacific Memorial. What was perhaps most striking about the Arizona part of the Memorial was that you could still see the oil in the water all these years later. Smell it too.... More
Every visitor to Oahu should visit the Arizona memorial. It's such a humbling experience to stand on the memorial above the Arizona and contemplate what happened there. Our overseas guests thought it was a 'must-do' too.
This was a great place to visit but not if you have a short time stay. We did a tour which was recommended by everyone, I wish I had just turned up & paid at the counter. The tour was informative but took too long re waiting for other people etc. My kids were over it by the end of... More
This is an incredibly powerful and meaningful memorial. Make it a point to get ticket (which is free) and go see this. The only thing I didnt like about it were the people who were there taking pictures smiling. This is a somber experience and I wish people had more common sense about it. When I went I did not... More
Fourth visit to this memorial. Informative movie showing events leading to Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and exhibits on shore prior to and after Navy boat ride to memorial straddled over the Arizona .Almost impossible to get limited tickets on your own as we did on three previous visits.Tour bus company's gobble up most of the... More
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