USS Arizona Memorial Rated #5 Landmarks – US

By: Bruce D.

The same week that the USS Arizona Memorial had to close because of damage to its dock, TripAdvisor released the Traveler’s Choice awards for 2015.  The USS Arizona Memorial ranked #5 in United States Landmarks.

We are very proud that our monument is appreciated by so many. Part of the reason that travelers rate the Arizona high is the program at Pearl Harbor. The movie, the exhibits, the boat ride on the water all contribute to an experience that people find worthwhile.

We recognize that most visitors to Hawaii do not come for historical appreciation or to pay respect to our veterans. We are honored though that so many choose to take a day of their vacation to visit the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor.

Broken Dock at Pearl Harbor

If you were wondering about the broken dock. It was hit by by the Navy Hospital Ship Mercy as she was being assisted out of Pearl Harbor by two tugboats. The floating part of the dock where visitors step off the boat onto the memorial was hit and damaged.

The USS Arizona Memorial was not damaged in the incident.

The Navy is still unsure when the repairs will be completed.

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