Arrive early in the morning in order to get free parking and a free tour. Look online for directions.
This is a big must on your Hawaii tour. I would recommend you wake up early and line up at 6am to get an early spot. Basically once you're in line, you wait till 7am so you can get your ticket. We got the 7:30 time slot, so we watched the video about WWII and then we went on the boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. The boat ride was awesome cause we got the hear the National Anthem also. You got to spend about half an hour at the memorial before you head back. After you head back, you can have a chance to walk through the museum. The museum took about almost 2 hours to walk through and we learned a lot about everything going on during WWII. This is a very great experience that everyone should go to when you're in Hawaii!
The Arizona Memorial is the highlight, but other museums are good as well. If doing just the Arizona Memorial plan half a day. If you are a history buff plan a day there and go to the other attractions as well. The Missouri is the ship the treaty to end WW2 was signed on. Pacific Aviation Museum is very good.
This is not to be missed. A favorite for history buffs. Get there early to see the memorial because it can have long wait times. Purses and bags are not allowed at site but you can rent a locker. Save time to go to the battleship Missouri, Pacific Aviation Museum and Bowfin Submarine.
This is a MUST DO activity! Make sure you book online as furloughs have limited tours. There is a $3 extra charge but the tour is free. Don't do the whole thing (Arizona Memorial, Missouri, and air craft) in one go - too long and too hot! DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR AT ANY OF THESE SITES!!!)