For all of the sublime rest, relaxation and stunning beauty a trip to the Hawaiian Islands offers up, for many travelers, a trip this direction is done in the name of historical relevance and paying tribute to those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. For those who have served in the military and those who appreciate the price of freedom, Pear Harbor still stands as a symbol of an important fight that is commemorated today. The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is a must-stop destination for those looking to encounter an incredible piece of the past that very much shaped America’s place in the world today.
The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is a collection of memorials to the events that started with World War II which are located in three states in the U.S. While parts of the memorial are positioned in Alaska and California, five of the nine memorial locations sit in Pearl Harbor in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The five memorials that are open to the public for visiting include the USS Oklahoma Memorial, the USS Arizona Memorial, Ford Island, Battleship Row as well as the USS Utah Memorial. Together, these five destinations make up an incredibly moving and insightful visit that welcomes masses of tourists each year. In fact, it’s estimated that over 4,500 visitors make their way to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Pearl Harbor each day adding up to over 1.5 million guests a year.
Planning a Visit
Whether your day takes you through one or all five of the Pearl Harbor memorial sites, begin your trip at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where tickets and information on how to maximize your time at the memorial are readily available. Two exhibit galleries highlight the events that occurred at Pearl Harbor and are worth exploring prior to making your way through the memorials. Similarly, guests are invited to watch an on-site 23-minute documentary that provides a comprehensive overview of the events that unfolded at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Book Your Stay Today
Whether you’re here to experience the many memorials at Pearl Harbor or to make the most of all the islands have to offer, be sure to book a beautiful stay with Koko Resorts. Our impressive portfolio of properties keeps our guests comfortable in luxurious accommodations that provide unsurpassed island views too. Contact us today to start planning!