USS Arizona Memorial

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1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI, USA
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USS Arizona Memorial Honolulu Reviews

Elaine_Schulz Elaine_S…
19 reviews
First in best dressed May 04, 2013
As we had an organised tour we waited for our bus to collect us a 6.30am. The bus was about 40 minutes late and there-for we were late getting to the attraction. When we got there around 8.10 we were told that we could not get over the the USS Arizona until 12.45. This was the biggest wait of time. Even though we paid for the Missouri as well (we did go there first) we did not get access to anything else unless we paid extra. There was an almost three hour window where we just had to hurry up and wait. Would have been a better suggestion to get there early ourselves and do it on out own.
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mbprovence mbproven…
3 reviews
Beautiful but solemn Apr 10, 2010
Everyone visiting Hawaii needs to take this tour and see the memorial.
p38dlightning p38dligh…
4 reviews
Remembering the past Jul 10, 2009
I have been very fortunate to have been stationed out here at one of the Navy's most historic bases, Pearl Harbor. The events that occured here on December 7th of 1941 is one of the prime reasons I chose to enlist in the Navy. I have visited the USS Arizona many times, it has become a ritual. I get into my dress white uniform and take a beautiful lei to drop into the murky waters over the Arizona. Every time I go there, I am filled with so much sadness, but also pride that I as a US Navy sailor have been given the privilege to carry on their legacy. It is a place to meditate and remember. It is a symbol of sacrifice, a symbol of why we are allowed to lead such a privileged life, for there inside her twisted and corroded hull, beneath the murky and oily waters lie some of the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice. They had many hopes and dreams no different from our own. They had girls they wanted to marry, parents they wanted to take care of when they got older, wives they wanted to grow old with, children they wanted to raise, plans to buy that dream home, they were just looking forward for that peaceful Christmas holiday that was ahead of them. Suddenly, in a searing flash, all that and their lives were taken away from them. This is the place to go to thank not only them, but the hundreds of thousands that were to die after them. It is the place you go to realize that that 9 to 5 isn't really so bad because every night you get to go home to the ones you love, you get to build your hopes and dreams on a strong foundation, that which is made of those hopes and dreams that were sacrificed by the youth of yesteryear. In addition to the Arizona Memorial, there's also access to the USS Bowfin Submarine Memorial Museum conveniently located next door to the USS Arizon Visitor's Center, and from there shuttles are available to the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. Also on Ford Island are the USS Oklahoma Memorial in honor of those that perished aboard the USS Oklahoma when she capsized and the USS Utah Memorial, the only other ship that remains on the bottom of the harbor as a reminder of the events of 1941. Unfortunately, it might be a little harder to get to the last two mentioned since Ford Island is an active naval installation and military escort is required.
jericho9mm jericho9…
6 reviews
USS Arizona memorial Jan 09, 2009
"A Day that will Live in Infamy"

The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor serves as the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. As a young kid, I was always fascinated with war movies, war stories, and world history. Growing up and joining the US Navy, I was able to travel in different corner of the earth and visits historical sites and always curious in knowing the relevance of a place. USS Arizona Memorial is a place where stories is written in every corner of the place. It gave me goose bumps just reading the names of the greates generation ever live, it makes me sad that my brothers lives have to end in agony and pain, but also gave me pride in wearing the same uniform.

I went to the Memorial with my friends really early in the morning, we wear our Summer whites uniform in order for us to raise US flag and get a certificate for it. When we arrived, there's already a long line of visitors in the welcome center, each visitor have to get a ticket which provides for a free admission to the memorial tour, it's a long wait for visitors, but fortunately for us since wearing a uniform we had a chance to be on the head of th line. But while waiting, visitors can look around in the coast of exhibits. There's a 20 minutes documentary film which talk about the attack, and then visitors will board a small boat that will take you to USS Arizona Memorial. The memorial is located above the actual Ship(USS Arizona). You can actually look down and see some parts of the ship, and you can see the silhouette of the ship from a birds view (Helo ride). One thing you have to consider when visiting the memorial is the strict security measures, since the place is actually with in Pearl Harbor Base. I really enjoyed my tour of the place, and I can say it's one of the most memorable one. I can't really much explained the experience, but I recommend it to any one that will visit Hawaii.
The actual entrance of the memorial
The memorial
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coreyjay1977 coreyjay…
16 reviews
Feb 25, 2008
The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial is a must see for any visitor to Hawaii. In addition to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial there is the U.S.S. Missouri (Battleship)Museum (entrance fee), the USS Bowfin (Submarine) Museum (entrance fee) as well as the Pacific Aviation Museum (entrance fee). The start of World War II happened right here in Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 when the Japanese attacked the United States. Many ships and thousands of servicemen were killed in Pearl Harbor that day. The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial is a great tribute to those men and women. The U.S.S. Missouri is where the end of World War II occured in Tokyo Harbor on September 2nd 1945. It is a ominous feeling to stand on the deck of the Might Mo' and look across the harbor to see where it started and be standing where it ended. The U.S.S. Bowfin submarine museum is a tribute to those who served in the "Silent Fleet" during World War II. Unfortuneatly I did not have the time to visit the Pacific Aviation Museum but plan on going to check it out before the end of summer. The U.S.S. Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum are located on Ford Island which is still and active U.S. Navy installation. In order to visit these facilities (if you dont have a military ID card) you will have to purchase the tickets next to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial and take one of the tour busses that run a fairly constant schedule between the attractions.
The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.
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wongjst wongjst
40 reviews
Jul 06, 2007
Everyone are awared that during the Japs attacked the Pearl Harbour back in Dec 7, 1941 which was led to U.S. engaement into World War II. It caused more than 1000 sailros were killed just on board the USS Arizona alone, countless around the Oahu island. To salute those who sacrificed, the USS Arizona Memorial was built.

In 1980, The USS Arizona Memorial was officially openned and operated. There is also a Visitor Center that associated with the memorial, which contains many historical information about the attack.

In 1989, the actual wreck of the USS Arizona was declared a National Historic Landmark.

Dec 7, 1941 which is a date that we'll never forget.

By entering and leaving the memorial, visitors have to keep the voice low or even silent, in order to respect those who sacrifice their lives.

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