Pearl Harbor, Honolulu

4.5 out of 5 stars 84 Reviews

Arizona Memorial; Battleship Missouri; Bowfin

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Over Arizona
    Over Arizona
    by Assenczo
  • Shooting blanks
    Shooting blanks
    by Assenczo
  • With Missouri
    With Missouri
    by Assenczo
  • msison's Profile Photo

    Pearl Harbor

    by msison Written Jul 24, 2003

    What a sight of history!

    This is a must even if you are not a history buff.

    Pearl Harbor gives you a good perspective of WWII. It comemorates those that were lost in battle and you can actually still see the Arizona battleship that is still leaking fuel unto the Pacific Ocean.

    Memorial
    Related to:
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Please take the time to see...

    by Astupplebeen Written Aug 24, 2002

    Please take the time to see Pearl Harbor. It can be crowded and all I can say is that it is truly worth the wait. There is a souvenir shop there, that also sells drinks and snacks. Walk out to lawn, and there in the distance is the Arizona Memorial. You can watch the boats going back and forth, and take in the atmosphere of a US Naval Base, that was under fire so many decades ago.
    The short movie that we watch before boarding was quite moving. I asked my wife for a tissue or two. It really is something to behold. After the movie, we gathered our things to go to the dock. Getting on the small boat, I watched the Memorial growing larger and larger. It brought to me a fierce pride in the US, and our armed forces. So many names to see on the Memorial's Wall. All encased in the metal tomb below us.

    Was this review helpful?

  • shiran_d's Profile Photo

    Pearl Harbor

    by shiran_d Written Feb 25, 2003

    When you are on the memorial, so sad see even today oil droplets bubble to the surface of Pearl Harbor above the USS Arizona, creating a vivid link to the past. On a quiet Sunday morning December 7, 1941 a Japanese surprise air attack left the Pacific Fleet in smoldering heaps of broken, twisted steel. Here, peace was interrupted and paradise lost. In hours, 2,390 futures were stolen, half of these casualties from the battleship Arizona.

    Behind the shadows of destroyed airfields, aircraft, and ships, America fought fear, and a determined enemy responding with an unrivaled war effort. An epic battle for democratic ideals and world freedom would bloody the fields of Europe and the islands of the Pacific over the next four years.

    USS Arizona
    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Geographyguy97's Profile Photo

    A Must-See for EVERYONE!

    by Geographyguy97 Written Aug 4, 2012

    If you get there too early, you will end up waiting in line out front for a long time to buy your tickets to enter. You can take the city "The Bus" there for $2 each way from just about any hotel on the island. That's the cheapest, and most economical way to get there. The audio tour is well worth it, if you are on the fence about deciding to do it. I've been twice, and the audio tour, the second visit, helped enhance my experience all the more. This is truly a must-see for all tourists visiting Oahu. Emotions run wild in so many ways while touring the memorials. I love this place!

    U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • shiran_d's Profile Photo

    U S S Arizona Memorial

    by shiran_d Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The USS Arizona Memorial as a national shrine symbolizes American sacrifice and resolve. Through national tragedy, a “sleeping giant awoke”

    Memorial
    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Randall_Burt's Profile Photo

    Standing looking atthe...

    by Randall_Burt Written Sep 7, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Standing looking at
    the Arizona Memorial
    you would never
    know the nightmare
    that happened there.
    We can only hope
    the World makes
    PEACE Everywhere!

    Was this review helpful?

  • nielsmith's Profile Photo

    USS Arizona and USS Missouri...

    by nielsmith Updated Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    USS Arizona and USS Missouri memorials
    Can't visit Oahu without seeing the 'bookmarks' of America's WWII involvement.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Gillianina's Profile Photo

    PearlHarbor with the Arizona...

    by Gillianina Updated Sep 9, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Pearl
    Harbor with the Arizona Memorial. It is a monument built to
    commemorate all the seamen dead during the bombing on December 7  1941.
    There's also a musuem and a documentary to watch.

    Was this review helpful?

  • ladywyng's Profile Photo

    You must visit the Arizona...

    by ladywyng Written Aug 25, 2002

    You must visit the Arizona Memorial and appreciate the bravery of those young men.
    It was extremely sad to realize that their bodies are still down there.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Honolulu

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

19 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Pearl Harbor
3.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
3.7 miles away
Show Prices

View all Honolulu hotels