Pearl Harbor & Leeward O‘ahu attractions

Top Choice Museum in Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial

One of the USA's most significant WWII sites, this somber monument commemorates the Pearl Harbor attack and its fallen service members with an offshore shrine reachable by boat.
Top Choice Park in Pearl Harbor

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

One of the USA’s most significant WWII sites, this National Park Service (NPS) monument narrates the history of the Pearl Harbor attack and commemorates fallen service members. The monument is entirely wheelchair ac…
Top Choice Beach in Makaha

Makaha Beach Park

This beautifully arching beach invites you to spread out your towel and spend the day. Except for weekends and big surf days, you’ll likely have the place to yourself. Snorkeling is good during the calmer summer mon…
Top Choice Museum in Kapolei Area

Hawaii's Plantation Village

Waipahu was one of Oʻahu’s last plantation towns and this outdoor museum tells the story of life on the sugar plantations. Though the village is definitely showing its age, you can still learn plenty about the lives…
Top Choice Beach in Kaʻena Point State Park

Keawa'ula Beach

Some say this is the best sunset spot on the island. It certainly has the right west-facing orientation and a blissfully scenic mile-long sandy beach. You’ll find restrooms, showers and a lifeguard station at the pa…
Temple in Makaha

Kaneʻaki Heiau

Hidden within Mauna‘olu Estates, a gated residential community in Makaha Valley, this quietly impressive heiau (ancient stone temple) is one of Oʻahu's best-restored sacred sites. Originally an agricultural temple d…
Museum in Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum

This military aircraft museum covers WWII through the US conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. The first aircraft hangar has been outfitted with exhibits on the Pearl Harbor attack, the Doolittle Raid on mainland Japan in…
Museum in Pearl Harbor

Battleship Missouri Memorial

The last battleship built by the US (it was launched in 1944), the USS Missouri provides a unique historical 'bookend' to the US campaign in the Pacific during WWII. Nicknamed the 'Mighty Mo,' this decommissioned ba…
Park in ʻAiea

Keaʻiwa Heiau State Recreation Area

In the mountains north of Pearl Harbor, this state park protects Keaʻiwa Heiau, an ancient hoʻola (healing or medicinal) temple. Today people wishing to be cured may still place offerings here. The 4ft-high terraces…
Museum in Pearl Harbor

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

Adjacent to the visitor center, this park harbors the moored WWII-era submarine USS Bowfin and a museum that traces the development of submarines from their origins to the nuclear age, including wartime patrol foota…