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Pearl Harbor Tour

By: Kani Amea

Pearl Harbor has risen to become the most visited spot on Oahu Island. A Pearl Harbor tour will let you reflect and appreciate the events which occurred on the historic day of December 7, 1941.Touring Pearl Harbor can be one of the most exhilarating adventures of your life.

You will get to visit the site where Japanese war planes dropped bombs at Pearl Harbor. With the help of a tour guide, you will hear a life narration of this unforgettable event on your way to Pearl Harbor. With the official start of your tour, you will be shown actual footages of the attack on a film.

The next activity is to take a look at the Arizona Memorial and the WWII museum where you will see the names of 1,177 men who died in the attack. The names are featured on a marble wall located in the shrine room. There is also a gift shop in case you decide to purchase some items.

One of the most captivating events is to view the “Mighty MO” Navy battleship where you will see the dent on the ship caused by a Kamikaze airplane, stand on the surrender deck where WWII peace treaty was signed and explore every corner of the battleship.

You will then View the headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet, See the USS Bowfin warship and View the “Black Tears of the Arizona” which features small drops of oil dripping from beneath the sunken ship.

To finalize this experience, you will tour the Pacific Aviation Museum with an expert guide (fee for admission included) and afterwards visit Hawaii’s Army Museum where you will view the military hardware -tanks, guns, and helicopters. This lets you appreciate the military history of Hawaii.

On your way back, you will have a Historic Honolulu tour, get to visit the Iolani Palace, Kamehameha Statue, Civic Center and the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific as you travel back to Waikiki. Pearl Harbor is located on Oahu Island.

Besides Pearl Harbor, there are other numerous exciting Oahu tours and attractions that Oahu and Hawaii can offer to you.

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By Kani Amea –
Source:  Cool Travel Zone

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