World War 2 South Pacific
You might have come to Salt Lake City to see a great many things, but you might not have thought that you would find a World War 2 South Pacific museum. This is a beautiful exhibit that explains how this theater was won, and it brings you in touch with the things that made it so unique.
The museum itself is a glorious place that has been set up to make you feel like you are almost reliving it. You get that feeling of the sea air because you are right by the Great Salt Lake, and you will find that the museum has done a good job of explaining each exhibit in detail. You can read on your own, or you might have a docent walk with you to explain some of the different parts of the museum.
There are kids activities that you will be amazed by, and you must let them entertain themselves while you walk around and learn more about the history of the Pacific theater. This is a time for you to reflect, and it is a learning experience that a lot of people do not get.
The museum has tickets online along with a map of the floor plan. You can decide what you want to see first, and you will find that this is one of the best places for you to come.
You can stop by here to learn something new, and you will fill up part of a day on your trip with this amazing place because it makes you feel like you are in the Pacific.
War in the Pacific Tour is a transformation experience!
Travel with our historians to the islands where the battles raged during the War in the Pacific, where 'Uncommon valor was a common virtue.' Our experts in WWII history will discuss the American and Japanese strategies and how these strategies actually played out on the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Saipan, Tinian, Guam and Iwo Jima.
The U.S. Army Air Corps fought in the longest sustained aerial offensive of the war. More Marines were sent to Iwo Jima than to any other battle. More medals for heroism were awarded for action on Iwo Jima than any battle in the history of the U.S. This is only an inkling of the history you will learn as you island hop through the War in the Pacific. On this extensive tour of the Pacific Theater of Operations, we cover several stops on the island-hopping campaign. We also aim to get a deeper understanding of the Japanese Empire, its culture and the mindset of its people and soldiers. In addition to seeing Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the destruction the atomic bombs caused, we also take time to marvel at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as well as some of the shrines and natural beauty of mainland Japan, including legendary Mount Fuji. We then head over to Okinawa, the last big push towards the Japanese mainland, where we get the chance to learn more about the local culture and the Japanese Empire. Peleliu offers numerous relics of the war on both land and sea, as well as many other war-related sites in this exquisite tropical paradise. From Peleliu we hop to the Northern Mariana Islands, where American forces fought their way towards victory and see the airfields where Enola Gay and Bockscar took off.
Pickup & Return:
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees
- Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
- Fuel surcharge
- Local taxes
- National Park fees
- Bottled water
- Light refreshments
- All activities
- Professional art historian guide
- Professional photographer guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Fixed-wing air tour
- Small-group tour
- Sightseeing cruise
- Transport by private vehicle
Does not include:
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A maximum of XX people per booking
- Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund