Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

Zo220. This is entrance to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial; it is decked out with flags and pennants. This is also the starting point to the USS Arizona, USS Missouri, USS Oklahoma, the Utah Memorials. To visit the USS Bowfin with Park and the Pacific Aviation Museum one also has to start here.
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This album is about the entrance aera of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. I visited it on the 27th Oct. 2019 for the first time and this album and others are from that visit and a later one.
Here are good URLs to know if you like to visit this Pearl Harbor National Memorial also:

The map Pearl Harbor Visitor Center URL, click here:

Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center URL, click here:

Pearl Harbor National Memorial Bag Policy and Safety Information URL, click here:

Pearl Harbor National Memorial Fees & Passes URL, click here :

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Zo220. This is entrance to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial; it is decked out with flags and pennants. This is also the starting point to the USS Arizona, USS Missouri, USS Oklahoma, the Utah Memorials. To visit the USS Bowfin with Park and the Pacific Aviation Museum one also has to start here.

Zo221. The map of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center from its web page.

Zo222. A Google Earth image with the big picture of some of the parts of the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Zo223. On Kamehameha Highway (Kam. Hwy.) coming from the West, Aiea, we make a right here to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center which is part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. We see the new elevated Honolulu Rail System running towards the Honolulu airport. A little ahead are the entrances to the Pearl Harbor Halawa Gate and CINCPACFLEET.

Zo224. After we make the right turn from Kam. Hwy., we have this view, ahead is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, left is parking for organized tour operators. Right is plenty of free parking for POWs. Some public busses even drive in here with passenger going to the memorial.

Zo225. Then we make another right turn and this is the road that runs to the Pearl Harbor Rainbow Marina. Dead ahead we see the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. The public busses drive into that access road; it even has a “Bus Only” sign.

Zo226. This is the actual gate to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. Study the URLs above as how to get a free ticket to the USS Arizona Memorial. When I did it, it went this way; the gate opens at 7am, I arrived at 6:45am and was 3rd in line. The tickets are time slotted; I received a 1st boat ticket for 7:30 am. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center grounds are free and there is a lot to see.

Zo227. This is a view back towards the Kam. Hwy. direction from the actual gate to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

Zo228. This is one of 5 images as you walk thru the gate of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. They were shot left to right. This is the book and souvenir shop.

Zo229. This is one of 5 images as you walk thru the gate of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. They were shot left to right. T left is the book and souvenir shop and right are the ticket offices. The opening to the left leads to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater and the boat Dock and many exhibits.

Zo230. This is one of 5 images as you walk thru the gate of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. They were shot left to right. Dead ahead is the ticket office for the free tickets of the Arizona Memorial. Left is the booth for the Audio Tours; and right is the booth for the other memorials and museums. Notice the geographic graph of the Pacific Ocean area which shows about half of the world and the other half of WWII.

Zo232. This is one of 5 images as you walk thru the gate of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. They were shot left to right. We are looking east now, in front is the Pacific Ocean War graph. In the distance is the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum; Left half way is the Research and education center.

Zo233. This is one of 5 images as you walk thru the gate of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. They were shot left to right. This view is a little more to the right than the last image#Zo232. WE see an information graph and the building to the right is one several rest rooms. The gate where we entered is to our right, not on this image.

Zo234. One of 3 images about the ticket offices at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. This is the left ticket office or booth for the Narrated (Audio) Tour for the USS Arizona Memorial including the exhibit places at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. It costs $ 7.50.

Zo235. One of 3 images about the ticket offices at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. This is the center office or booth for the free USS Arizona, -Oklahoma and the USS Utah Memorial but I believe you have to pay for the bus shuttle service to Ford Island. The boat service to the Arizona Memorial is free; it is provided by the U.S. Navy. I walked to Ford Island via the new Bridge.

Zo236. One of 3 images about the ticket offices at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. This is the right ticket office or booth for the Battleship USS Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin submarine Museum and the Pacific Aviation Museum, all three cost money and two need additional bus shuttle fees. For the two locations on Ford Island one has to use the organized shuttle trip and stay within the limits of museum and memorial less you hold a Military ID.

Zo237. Just outside and inside the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center gate are information plaques or signs as to what and how to see them. If you have a car, no problem, lock them up in there. If you don’t have a car you only got this choice or cancel your visit.

Zo238. At the entrance to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the guards are very strict about what size bags can be brought in.
Pearl Harbor National Memorial Bag Policy and Safety Information URL, click here:
https://www.nps.gov/valr/planyourvisit/safety.htm

Zo239. This is one of three images about the book and souvenir shop and private book vendors. Immediately to the left when you enter the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is the book and souvenir shop and a couple of book vendors are set up around it.

Zo240. This is one of three images about the book and souvenir shop and private book vendors. Immediately to the left when you enter the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is the book and souvenir shop and a couple of book vendors are set up around it.

Zo241. This is one of three images about the book and souvenir shop and private book vendors. Immediately to the left when you enter the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is the book and souvenir shop and a couple of book vendors are set up around it.

Zo242. I bought this book at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center book and souvenir shop, I found it fascinating that two out of three Japanese-Americans on Niihau took the side of the landed Japanese Pilot. I read and heard about the Niihau incident! As a German immigrant I wonder about this subject of aliens helping the invading force of the same nationality. We know many Japanese Americans and also some German and Italian Americans were held in custody in the US because of that fear. Living in the Philippines, aware of the WWII history there and I have read many times in books about Japanese Filipinos became Japanese Imperial Officers or served the Japanese Occupying Forces in other ways. I’m wondering!

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