USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo)

Discover the USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo) in Honolulu, Oahu, where Japan’s WWII surrender took place. Explore its history and impressive size on a guided tour.

USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo) is a Heritage Site located in the city of Honolulu on Oahu, Hawaii
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Things to Know About USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo)


  • Overview: The USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo) is a historic naval vessel located in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu on Oahu, Hawaii. As the last battleship ever built and the site of Japan’s surrender in World War II, it’s a must-see for visitors interested in history and military prowess.
  • Highlights: What sets the USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo) apart from other sites in Oahu is its unique place in history, as it played a crucial role in the end of World War II, and its impressive size and firepower, which earned it the nickname “Mighty Mo.”
  • Activities: While visiting the USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo), visitors can take a guided tour to explore the ship’s interior, visit the Surrender Deck where the historic signing took place, and view various exhibits showcasing the vessel’s storied past.
  • Information: The USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo) is open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with extended hours in the summer. Entrance fees are $29.99 for adults and $13.99 for children (4-12 years old). The best time to visit is during the morning to avoid crowds and the heat of the day.
  • History & Significance: Commissioned in 1944, the USS Missouri Battleship (Mighty Mo) served in World War II, the Korean War, and Operation Desert Storm. Its most significant moment came on September 2, 1945, when representatives from Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the ship, officially ending World War II.
  • Tips & Insights: To make the most of your visit, plan to spend at least 2-3 hours exploring the ship and its exhibits. Wear comfortable shoes, as there is a lot of walking and climbing involved. Also, consider combining your visit with other nearby attractions, such as the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, for a full day of historic exploration.

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