If you're fascinated by planes or military history, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum should make it onto your vacation to-do list. View examples of classic airplanes and check out the flight simulators while you learn about Hawaii's extensive role in the development of aviation.
The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is built from hangars that withstood the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. As you're browsing the gallery, you might notice bullet holes in the glass windows; these are from the machine-gun fire that devastated the local area. The Aviation Museum is also the location of Amelia Earhart's crash site during her first attempt to fly around the world. Every piece of this Ford Island landmark is steeped in history, and the well-designed exhibits will keep your attention for the duration of your tour.
The museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission tickets grant full access to the exhibits and aircraft hangars; flight simulations are charged separately.