The most visited attraction on Oahu, the USS Arizona Memorial
at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
hosts over one million people every year. At this contemplative Pearl Harbor memorial, a near endless supply of oil, the “Black Tears of the Arizona,” seeps from the sunken battleship below. Accessible only by boat, the USS Arizona Memorial
crosses over the sunken hull of the battleship without ever touching it. Nearby you'll find the USS Bowfin Submarine
and USS Missouri Battle Ship on Ford Island
Every US President since Franklin D. Roosevelt has made a pilgrimage to the site, so don’t think twice about seeing this famous memorial, it’s the top thing to see in Hawaii.
The memorial was dedicated in 1962, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and declared a National Historic Landmark on in 1989. It was designed by Honolulu architect Alfred Preis, who was once detained at Sand Island during World War II as an enemy of the country because of his Austrian nationality.