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Learn the history of Pearl Harbor on an official tour of the USS Arizona Memorial, approved by the National Park Service. Travel back to the days…
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When Japanese bombs sank the USS Arizona off the coast of Pearl Harbor in 1941, 1,177 of those onboard died. But what else did the US Navy lose? Here's a short history of the battleship's career prior to becoming a tragic icon of the Second World War.
Named to honor Arizona's 1912 admission the the US, it was launched in 1915 as one of two Pennsylvania-class super-dreadnought battleships.
The battleship wasn't deployed during World War One. When it finally crossed the Atlantic in 1919, it was to accompany President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference.
In 1933 an earthquake struck Long Beach, claiming 120 lives and destroying infrastructure. USS Arizona provided communications, first-aid, food, and shelter to the survivors.
Much of 1934's Here Comes the Navy was filmed aboard the USS Arizona. The romantic comedy was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, but lost to Frank Capra's It Happened One Night!
The tragic irony of the Arizona is how, after decades without a fight, it was tranferred to Pearl Harbor to counter Japan's Pacific ambitions. It was destroyed within weeks.
Tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial are in high demand. You'll need to book them 2 months or so in advance! Reserved tickets must be picked up an hour prior to the tour time. Unclaimed tickets are reissued to the public, but you'll have to arrive early to stand a chance of getting one!
USS Arizona Memorial tours start daily from 7:30AM and run until 3:00PM.
For a memorial, the USS Arizona is suprisingly relaxed in regards to a dress code. Bathing suits and profane t-shirts aren't allowed, but so long as you're wearing footwear, shorts, and a shirt then you'll be fine. If you happen to be in the military though, then you'll need to wear dress-whites or better!
- When to visit7:30AM - 3:00PM
- What is the price?The ticket is free, but there is a $1.50 service charge for reserving online, which is highly recommended!
- Will I need a guide?Yes
- How to get thereBest to visit as part of a package tour which will bring you to the Pearl Harbor site in a private van. Otherwise, a city bus can take you there.
- Additional tipsIf you plan to visit during the summer months, best reserve your tickets 6 months in advance!
What People Are Saying About USS Arizona Memorial
As about we expected a guide throughout the entire tour. We did not expect to be dropped off and then on our own. We may have been able to see more of the park if we had had a tour guide with us.
Loved the fact that we were able to do self guided narrated audio tours at our own pace. Also enjoyed Arizona and Missouri memorials, and the submarine tour, could not get enough the first day so went back a second day to pick up exhibits, was overwhelming history I thought I already knew I learned so much more in those 2 days and appreciate all those who served and those who are still serving.
Everyone needs to experience Pearl Harbor and especially the Arizona Memorial. This should almost be a requirement by the govt in my opinion. It will humble you by reading the names of those lost on that day and make those sacrifices hit you in your heart. It is tastefully done and represented well.
Taking the Heroes tour provides a full prospective of Pacific theater of WWII. Learning about the role the USS Missouri played in the war was fascinating. This tour had excellent guides. Participants will learn a lot of history not found in any history book. The US Arizona memorial is a somber experience.
We went on the the full day Pearl Harbor and Oahu day tour and had a wonderful time. It was simply amazing to see and experience everything that went on in Pearl Harbor first hand. A remarkable experience which we will never forget. Our tour guide Lolita was simply amazing! So knowledgeable about Hawaii's history and its attractions. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Hawaii.