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U.S.S Missoiri as seen from U.S.S. Arizona memorial
photo by: T. Walker July 2007
Pearl Harbor is the Pacific home of the US Navy. Attacked by the Japanese on 7 December 1941, and thus sending the United States into World War II, Pearl Harbor has a special place in American history as the only site of a foreign attack on US soil in the 20th century. The harbour survived the Japanese bombing, and became the launching pad for the defeat of Japan in World War II. It is now a functioning naval shipyard supply centre and submarine base. There are two memorials to those lost in the Pacific campaign of World War II: the USS Arizona Memorial and the Submarine Memorial more..
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Situated in Honolulu, the Contemporary Museum is the premier modern art museum in Hawaii, and features rotating exhibitions of contemporary artwork. There is a large Oriental garden close to the museum. For more information phone +18085260232.
The cultural centre of Hawaii, the galleries of the Honolulu Academy of the Arts house a permanent collection of Oriental and Western art. The Kress collection of Italian art is of particular interest and the Asian art collection is one of the finest in the United States, featuring Buddhist scrolls and Shinto sculptures. Also on display is Chinese furniture, Korean ceramics and Indian stone sculpture. The academy is siuated in Honolulu; more information can be obtained by phoning +18085388700.
Iolani Palace is the only royal residence on United States territory. It was built in 1882 by King Kalakaua and remained the royal residence until the monarchy was overthrown in 1893. It has now been restored and is open to the public as a museum.
The Go Oahu Card grants admission to over 25 sights on the island of Oahu. Activities include Polynesian Cultural Center, Surfing Lesson, Battleship Missouri, Catamaran Sail and many others.