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 ussmissouri.org. 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. polynesia.com. 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.