AAA Editor Notes
USS Arizona Memorial is reached via H-1 w. to Arizona Memorial/Stadium exit 15A, then SR 99 to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, 1 Arizona Memorial Pl. Part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, the offshore memorial is a white concrete and steel structure that spans the 106 by 608 foot hull of the sunken USS Arizona. Most of the 1,177 killed on the Arizona during the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, are entombed in the sunken hull.
The USS Arizona Memorial is divided into three sections: the entry room; the assembly area, which is used for ceremonies and as a viewing platform; and the shrine room, wherein are engraved the names of those killed aboard the USS Arizona during the attack. The ship is visible fore and aft. The 75-minute self-guiding tour includes a short orientation and boat transportation to and from the memorial; a 2.5-hour audio tour also is offered.
Note: Shoes and shirt are required. Articles that offer concealment, such as fanny packs, purses and camera bags, are prohibited. Lockers are available for a fee (suitcases are not permitted). Timed-entry tickets are distributed at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 7; tickets often are gone by early afternoon in summer. In the busy seasons, wait times may reach 3 hours. Reservations are accepted online for a $1.50 fee.
Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.