AAA Editor Notes
USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, reached via H-1 w. to Arizona Memorial/Stadium exit 15A, then SR 99 to 1 Arizona Memorial Pl., recounts the Dec. 7, 1941, attack and its causes and aftereffects from both an American and a Japanese perspective. The LEED-certified, indoor-outdoor complex serves as the gateway to and ticketing location for the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum .
Museum galleries feature interactive exhibits, audiovisual displays, artifacts and photos. Highlights include a collection of medals, a salvaged fragment of the USS Arizona and a model of the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi. Visitors with USS Arizona Memorial tickets can watch a 23-minute documentary in a theater. Outside the buildings are interpretive wayside exhibits; designated areas for oral history presentations and special activities; and Remembrance Circle, which pays homage to those killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The National Park Service conducts a public commemorative ceremony on December 7.
Note: Articles that offer concealment, such as fanny packs, purses and camera bags, are prohibited. Lockers are available for a fee (suitcases are not permitted). Pets are not permitted. Arrive early to ensure a parking spot.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.