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10 places every American should see

Places every American should see: Pearl Harbor, O'ahu, Hawaii - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial, which honors the men who died on the famous battleship sunk in 1941's Pearl Harbor air raid. A scale model of the ship inside the monument's museum gives a sense of what it must have been like to be on the vessel while it was under attack, and public tours include a 22-minute movie presentation, followed by a visit to the Memorial itself.

If you ever come to Hawaii, make sure you visit the Dole Pineapple Plantation - MUST see!! Originally operated as a fruit stand beginning in 1950, Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii’s "Pineapple Experience" in 1989. Today, Dole Plantation is one of Oahu’s most popular visitor attractions and welcomes more than one million visitors a year. www.MyDSWA.org

A Hawaiian green sea turtle resting on the black sand beach of Punalu'u in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii by rao.anirudh

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PEARL HARBOR VISITOR CENTER (Oahu) — History at its finest: welcome to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, where a world of exploration through wartime history awaits. Sweeping views of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial serve as a backdrop to this serene, contemplative landscape. Experience exciting museums, meet some of the last remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, watch a documentary featuring real footage and step aboard the Arizona Memorial to give respect to those lives lost. Don't…