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This page is to help you quickly jump through this picture set. Below you will see a listing of the pages and the captions on that page.

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    Arrived at the visitor center just before 11:30am
    The last time I was here much of the visitor center was under renovation.
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    Walked right up and got our tickets. It is free to go to the Arizona Memorial, other destinations had various fees. Our return time for the boat was 1pm.
    Since we had about 90 minutes decided to walk around and take in the sights. Our first view of the harbor.
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    At Pearl Harbor you board a launch to go out to the memorial. Here you can see one traveling out on the left. The memorial is the white structure and to the left is the USS Missouri.
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    A support ship was in port nearby. One of the trips there was an aircraft carrier docked here. Today not that many ships in port or activity.
    A listing of the USS Arizona Survivors.
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    The anchor from the Arizona.
    To the right is the USS Bowfin.
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    Along the walkway are stops to learn about the events. This one shows battleship row in 1941.
    A map of the historic sites
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    You could pay to taking a walk/audio tour of the Bowfin. We did not this trip.
    A closer look at the Missouri across the harbor.
    A map of the visitor complex.
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    Torpedoes and other submarine related items as you approach the Bowfin.
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    The conning tower from the USS Parche.
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    Now a closer look around the conning tower and periscopes.
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    There was an area set up to eat.. and a cart selling hot dogs and other items that was fairly reasonable by tourist place standards. I want to say the hot dog was $3. Not quite Costco prices or standards but still good compared to everywhere else.
    And the view from the tables was incredible.
    A look at our ticket for the memorial. We still had nearly an hour.
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    The USS Bowfin pricing.
    This is the shuttle bus stop, the bus takes you out to Ford Island. They are still using the charter buses, guess the trolleys are long gone.
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    We passed back through the main entrance area and made our way through the rest of the outdoor spaces then to the galleries.
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    Plaques honoring those on the other ships.
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    Another group heading out to the memorial.
    The building on the right is the theater and where you assemble to board the launch to the memorial.
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    A map of the island.
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    Looking back toward the entrance to the complex.
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    Looking back at where we had just walked.
    Next up into the galleries. These are new since my last trip. The first one featured the Road to War.
    A map of the complex and gallery.
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    I will provide a sampling of what is inside and will let the images speak for themselves for the most part.
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    Thought this was interesting.. they had models near the displays so those with visual impairments could use them as a guide to what was being shown.
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    This wraps up the first gallery.
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    You walk outside to reach the second.
    The next gallery features the attack.
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    It was quarter to 1 and a group was gathering at the theater for our 1pm return time so we went to get in line.
    On the screens in the waiting area they had some recent underwater footage of the Arizona. Then we went into the theater to see a film on the attack and memorial.
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    After the film we exited the other side and made our way onto the launch to the memorial. The film was about 25 minutes long.
    Looking back at the visitor complex as we pulled away.
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    Approaching the memorial
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    Looking back you can see the USS Bowfin in the foreground and Aloha Stadium in the background.
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    The USS Missouri.
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    As we disembarked no photos were allowed until we were inside the memorial, they do this to keep things moving on the dock.
    When we arrived the memorial was empty, so it was only our boat full of people, which was great, last time it was packed out here.
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    Walked down the right side first..
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    Made my way to the far end of the memorial which has the list of names on the wall.
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    Turning around to head back.
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    The USS Missouri docked nearby. I always thought it was a great way to bookend the site.. with the start of the war (the Arizona) bow to bow with the end (the Missouri).
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    Oil is still coming to the surface.
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    Looking toward Ford Island.
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    One last look before heading for the launch.
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    As we were leaving the boat pulled away then did a slow 360 degree turn so we could all get a great photo of the memorial. I never remember seeing them do this before.
    One of the supply ships was starting to head to sea as we crossed back toward the visitor complex.
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    Time to head ashore.
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    We left the visitor complex just after 2:00pm.

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