about USS Arizona Memorial:
Tours of the USS Arizona Memorial
, a tribute to those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, start at the Visitor Center, which includes a museum, bookstore, concessions, exhibits
, and two theatres. Visitors must line up for numbered tickets; arrive early in the day to avoid disappointment, then plan on exploring the Visitor Center while waiting for your number to be called. Following a half-hour documentary film, visitors board a boat for a short ride
, then explore the memorial on their own. Audio tours are available.
Kids can learn about the site in advance of a visit with Koa, an interpretive ranger, on kids' pages
on the National Park Service's website.
Security is tight at the memorial, and purses, diaper bags, fanny packs, camera bags, and other items that offer concealment need to be stored (for a fee) in the facility at the entrance to the USS Bowfin Submarine Park. Cameras can be brought on the tour. Strollers must be left in the Visitor Center. And parents take note: there are no restrooms past the Visitor Center - but the ones in the Visitor Center do have changing tables!
Just off Highway 1, but don't take the Pearl Harbor exit, which leads to the naval station. Take the USS Arizona/Stadium exit instead. TheBus Routes 20 & 42 stop at the Visitor Center.