History at its finest: welcome to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
, where a world of exploration through wartime history awaits. Sweeping views of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
serve as a backdrop to this serene, contemplative landscape. Experience exciting museums, meet some of the last remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, watch a documentary featuring real footage and step aboard the Arizona Memorial to give respect to those lives lost. Don't forget to visit the USS Bowfin Submarine
, the USS Missouri Battleship
, and Ford Island
during your visit.
The latest renovation of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
, unveiled December 7, 2010, features all-new museums, interactive displays, open-space grounds and more. On December 7, 1941, Japanese military hit Oahu with a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States of America joined World War II after losing thousands of lives aboard battleships, on airfields and throughout Pearl Harbor.