This memorial to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor is the mid-section of the sunken battleship. It is reached by a naval shuttle boat. The USS Oklahoma and USS Utah were also sunk. Other ships were repaired and returned to battle.
Operating the memorial in an agreement with the US Navy. The visitor center is the first stop, located on the shoreline overlooking Pearl Harbor just off Hwy 99 (Kamehameha Hwy), about 45 minutes west of Waikiki.
A brief talk by a ranger is followed by a 20 minute film. A shuttle boat then takes visitors to the memorial. There is a museum and bookstore, central courtyard, restrooms, snack area and offices. A 50 foot mural is behind the info desk.
It is open daily 7:30am to 5pm, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. All tours are free, first come, first served. No smoking in the visitor center, theaters or boat. The Dec. 7, 1941 raid killed 1,102 Americans.