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Pearl Harbor is Truly an All-day Experience
Pearl Harbor remains one of Hawaii’s top visited attractions and for good reason. Its role in World War II will never be forgotten and for the history buff this is a “must visit” piece of history during any Oahu vacation. While most visitors primarily come to experience the USS Arizona Memorial (www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm), there are three other attractions at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument that shouldn’t be missed.
- USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park – www.bowfin.org
- Battleship Missouri Memorial – www.ussmissouri.com
- Pacific Aviation Museum – www.pacificaviationmuseum.org
Anyone visiting these historic Pearl Harbor sites should plan to easily spend a full day. Each of these attractions brings to life and preserves the important stories and key events leading up to the U.S. entering World War II, its impacts on the mainland, through to the Peace Treaty in Tokyo Bay, Japan ending the war. It will make you appreciate this little slice of history that much more!