Where Oahu - - THE GUIDE -

BAT­TLE­SHIP MIS­SOURI MEMO­RIAL The USS Mis­souri, Amer­ica’s last bat­tle­ship, served her coun­try through three wars, and is best known as the site of the sign­ing of the For­mal In­stru­ment of Sur­ren­der, mark­ing the end of World War II. Vis­i­tors are wel­come daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For up­dated hours go to uss­mis­ 63 Cow­pens St., 808.455.1600. PA­CIFIC AVI­A­TION MU­SEUM PEARL HAR­BOR This mu­seum gives Hawaii deep sig­nif­i­cance in avi­a­tion and world his­tory. Ac­cessed by shut­tles from the USS Ari­zona Memo­rial Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, the mu­seum cel­e­brates avi­a­tion his­tory in the Pa­cific with ex­hibits of vin­tage air­craft, re­fur­bished hangars and a re­cently ap­proved ren­o­va­tion of the con­trol tower that guarded Ford Is­land dur­ing the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor on Dec. 7, 1941. paci­fi­cavi­a­tion­mu­seum. org. Ford Is­land, 319 Lex­ing­ton Blvd., 808.441.1000. POLY­NE­SIAN CUL­TURAL CEN­TER  With its seven na­tive is­land vil­lages, a Hawai­ian lu‘au and “Ha: Breath of Life,” a Poly­ne­sian show, the PCC is a liv­ing mu­seum and en­ter­tain­ment cen­ter. With Poly­ne­sian dance, mu­sic and fireknife danc­ing, the show tells the story of Mana and his beloved Lani. Daily ex­cept Sun­day. poly­ne­ 55-370 Kame­hameha Hwy., 808.293.3333. WAIMEA VAL­LEY This lush land­scape is a 1,875 acre pri­vately-owned prop­erty run by a nonprofit or­ga­ni­za­tion. Filled with na­tive flora, the val­ley is a cul­tur­ally sig­nif­i­cant wahi pana (sto­ried place). Ex­pe­ri­ence a sa­cred ahupua`a (Hawai­ian land di­vi­sion that ex­tends from the moun­tains to the sea), which hap­pens to have a world class Botan­i­cal Gar­den in the mid­dle of it. waimeaval­ley. net. 59-864 Kame­hameha Hwy., 808.638.7766.

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