The main attraction at Pearl Harbor is the USS Arizona Memorial Tour, which begins at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Center. Only 1,000 visitor tickets are released each day, and admittance is free. Exhibits inside the visitor center include two museums housing historical information and artifacts related to the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941. Tickets give entrance to a 23-minute documentary about the Pearl Harbor attack and a 15-minute ferry ride to tour the USS Arizona Memorial.Continue Reading
Visitors can reserve the free tickets up to two months in advance, with a processing charge of $1.50 per ticket, as of January 2016. An audio tour of the memorial and visitor's center is available for a fee of $7.50. In addition to English, the audio language options are Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French and German.
Three additional attractions in Pearl Harbor are the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, the USS Missouri Battleship and the Pacific Aviation Museum. Fees for these tours and exhibits range from free to about $16, as of 2016. Entrance to the USS Bowfin covers exploration of the historic WWII submarine, with a self-guided audio tour onboard, as well as access to the 10,000-square-foot museum and a waterfront memorial to the 52 American submarines and 3,500 submariners lost in the war.Learn more about Geography