If you visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu, there are some great tourist stops. One is historic Pearl Harbor. My husband and I were there just this past week while we were in Hawaii celebrating our 25th anniversary.
Admission is free, but no bags or purses are allowed inside unless they are completely see-through. There is a holding place for bags just outside the entrance (for a small cash fee). There are walk-through exhibits which are free and give a detailed history of the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the attack itself. For a charge, there are headsets available with audio tours.
The USS Arizona memorial is also free, but requires a ticket for each party member as only a certain amount of people are allowed at one time. We reserved our tickets, with a specific time slot, the day before. This tour begins with a film just over twenty minutes.
Guests visiting this special memorial are encouraged to do so quietly, in a spirit of respect to those it honors. This is a time of remembrance and reflection.
Other attractions have separate admission prices, such as the USS Missouri and the USS Bowfin submarine, and also the Pacific Aviation museum. We have been to all three, but this time we only toured the USS Missouri. We arrived there by shuttle bus and there was a ramp for those who have trouble managing a lot of stairs
If you get the chance to visit beautiful Oahu, make sure you stop at Pearl Harbor for a day.