Battleship Missouri Memorial

#9 in Best Things To Do in Honolulu - Oahu
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Key Info

63 Cowpens St.

Price & Hours

$29 for adults; $13 for kids 4-12; free for kids 3 and younger
8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

Details

Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing, Tours Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Launched in 1944, the USS Missouri (or "Mighty Mo") is best known for hosting a meeting between Allied and Axis representatives that led to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II. After the war, the ship served in the Korean War and Operation Desert Storm before docking in Pearl Harbor and opening as a memorial. It holds the distinction of being the world's last active service battleship.

According to recent visitors, the Battleship Missouri Memorial's war artifacts and exhibits complement the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument's displays. Many past travelers also praised the attraction's knowledgeable tour guides. However, some wished bags could be taken on board and suggested leaving personal items behind to avoid paying a $5 per bag storage fee.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is located next to Central Oahu's USS Arizona Memorial. Standard admissions cost $29 for adults and $13 for kids ages 4 to 12 and include access to the Main Deck, the Below Decks and the Above Decks, as well as a 35-minute guided tour or a self-guided tour with or without an audio guide. Upgraded tickets with extended guided tours and combined tickets that cover Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park entrance fees are also offered.

In addition to the memorial's exhibits, travelers will find restrooms, a gift shop and three quick service eateries on-site. To reach the ship, visitors can take bus No. 42 to the USS Arizona Memorial stop, pay for transfers from select hotels, hop on Waikiki Trolley's Purple Line or drive. Free parking is provided at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and complimentary shuttle service is offered between the attraction and the visitor center. The property is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, excluding select holidays. To learn more, check out the memorial's website.

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