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  1. Ron H
    Ron H at |

    I’ve been several times and that’s one of the first things I do on a visit to HNL. I love the renovations done to the Memorial site, got to see it last September. Much better than before.

    My best recommendation is to get there when the doors open early in the morning, if you’re flying in from the mainland, you’re probably up early anyway due to the time change, so it’s a great way to start off your trip. You beat all the tour busses, and can be done early enough to have the rest of your day to play.

    Of course, you can stay longer and see the USS Bowfin Museum. 🙂

  2. Frankie C
    Frankie C at |

    Did you also get to visit the USS Missouri or the Pacific Aviation Museum? Those were also both amazing exhibits, and provided much better lunch options. I went for the first time last month and it’s definitely a very moving experience.

  3. MIdCentModFan
    MIdCentModFan at |

    I tend to avoid HNL except for two reasons: to stay at the Halekulani Hotel and to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial. My first visit to Pearl Harbor is one of the most emotional memories of my life. The docents (many are veterans) eloquently express and honor the words and stories of those who have passed and those who survived. This moving tribute is one that everyone should experience if they have the opportunity to travel to the 50th state.

  4. Pearl Harbor
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    Thanks for the mention, Frankie C. The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has some good lunch options!

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