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Complete Guide To Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor is a place of touchstones – of bravery, sacrifice, and loss. For visitors, it’s a place to learn, experience and honor.

From a historical perspective, the tragic event that occurred at Pearl Harbor at 7:55 on the morning of December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,” was a single moment that changed history. America’s immediate reaction to the surprise attack by Japan on America’s naval base at the southern end of Hawaii’s island of Oahu, had a profound global impact. It ended America’s tradition of avoiding conflict, forced it into World War II, and established its position as one of the most powerful nations in the world.

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Pearl Harbor and Pacific Aviation Museum Coupon

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Located on Ford Island, in the middle of Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Aviation Museum is contained within one of the original WWII airplane hangers that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. This tour is a great way to learn about the history of the war as well as see some of the original planes that participated in the attack, fully restored to the condition they were in more than 60 years ago. For those interested in WWII, the Pearl Harbor tour is one of the best ways to experience it.

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Family Things to Do in Honolulu

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arizonaHonolulu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. When visiting the capital of the Aloha State, consider these top family friendly attractions.

Waikiki summons images of gnarly waves and pristine sand across the globe. This series of beaches, which once hosted Hawaiian royalty, is now a popular haunt for tourists and locals. Visitors will find a statue honoring the legendary Duke Kahanamoku at Kuhio Beach. Families will enjoy swimming at San Souci Beach. Fort DeRussy Beach has a park and incredible snorkeling opportunities.

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Free Things to Do in Honolulu

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Even though visiting Hawaii can be expensive, you can have a great time in Honolulu without spending a dime. Below are five free attractions where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, watch world class surfers or learn more about the Hawaii’s colorful history.

US Army Museum of Hawaii, 2131 Kalia Road – Next to the Ft DeRussy Recreation Center in Waikiki, this former bunker has been converted into a museum that showcases decades of military presence in Hawaii. With a real AH-1 Cobra helicopter, WWII tanks and anti-aircraft guns, the museum strives for a “you were there” atmosphere, especially if you take the self-guided audio tour.

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Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Tour Review

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The most famous and most widely visited site in the Honolulu/Waikiki Beach area is the historic Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona was one of many American battleships that went under attack in Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Navy on December 7, 1941. On that infamous day, 1,177 United States military personnel perished on board the USS Arizona, which sunk to the bottom of Pearl Harbor.

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