Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

History 
Opened May 30, 1962.  The USS Arizona Memorial marks the resting place of 1,102 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

Times & Costs
Open daily: 7am to 5pm 
The first 1300 tickets are free to the Arizona Memorial and you will take a short boat ride to and from the USS Arizona memorial. 

We only visited the USS Arizona, but there are four attractions in total. 
There is also the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pacific Aviation Museum (located on Ford Island).

Bags!
We were stopped at security and told that we had to store our bags.  The cost is $5 per bag, so naturally we tried to squish all four of ours into one.
 
How to get here
Parking and admission to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is free. 

But it may also be easy enough for you to catch the bus like we did.
#20 and #42 buses will get you from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor Visitors Center with no need to transfer.

The trip will take 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Diamond Head end of Waikiki
or about 1 hour from the Ala Moana end of Waikiki.

WORTH IT?
Yes. It was a very somber experience looking at all those names of lost souls on the wall.
Looking down at the water you are still able to see parts of the ship where people are still resting inside. The experience taught me of an important piece of history, and reminded me to have gratitude and love.

Watch the rest of our adventure right here:

 

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