There are several reasons for the increasing number of visitors and the growing popularity Pearl Harbor as a tourist destination. We’ve been working with Pearl Harbor visitors since the 1990s. At the time, there were only the Bowfin submarine and the USS Arizona Memorial. Today, there are more sites and the Pearl Harbor memorials are getting more and more popular.
The Battleship Missouri moved to Pearl Harbor in 1998 and became one of the Pearl Harbor memorials in 1999. It helped to close the war because it was the site of the Japanese surrender.
The movie Pearl Harbor brought a big increase in visitors. It was a big blockbuster movie and made the history surrounding Pearl Harbor more common knowledge. Movie filming locations are a huge draw for tourists in any destination.
The events of September 11, 2001 led to increased patriotism and more Pearl Harbor visitors.
The Pacific Aviation Museum helped to round out the Pearl Harbor experience for visitors. The stories that the guides tell at Pearl Harbor’s newest museum are fascinating and have drawn more visitors.
Hawaii is a beautiful place with a lot to see and the Pearl Harbor memorials are the number one site in the state for visitors. That doesn’t mean that you have to fight the crowds. Tours are designed to prevent the hassle that you face when trying to go at it on your own. See our Pearl Harbor tours to make the most of your visit to the Pearl Harbor memorials.
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