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Tropic Lightning Museum

Building #361, Waianae Avenue, Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96857-5000
+1 808-655-0438
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A warning to Australian visitors, we drove one hour from a Turtle Bay. We were asked to go on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike B
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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If you have time...swing by.

I had spent all morning at the Fort DeRussy Army Museum in Waikiki then trekked up north to hit... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
rebecky12
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Building #361, Waianae Avenue, Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96857-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A warning to Australian visitors, we drove one hour from a Turtle Bay. We were asked to go on the line for a permit. We were approached by the officer & when I showed him my NSW drivers licence, Oh I am sorry sir you...More

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I had spent all morning at the Fort DeRussy Army Museum in Waikiki then trekked up north to hit this small and obscure museum. It was an excellent find and great follow-on to Fort DeRussy. If you have them time, it is definitely worth the...More

Thank rebecky12
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Since I am retired DOD employee I had access to the base and decided to check out the museum. It was small but well done and offered a good history of the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed Tropic Lightning. A few cannons and tanks were arranged...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband was excited to drive by Scholfield Barracks since he'd heard so much about it. The movie "From Here to Eternity" was made here. We got in line to get a day pass - which included a driver license and vehicle inspection. The museum...More

1  Thank svjanis
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Excellent military museum on the base near Schofield Barracks made famous during Pearl Harbor area bombing. The lady working at the museum was really helpful and the displays were outstanding. You will have to take time to provide documents and be checked out to get...More

Thank Biztraveler11
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place to tour in conjunction with Pearl Harbor. The Japanese attached Schofield Barracks along with several other places on 12/07/1941. If you are a movie buff and have seen the movie "From Here to Eternity" many of the movie scenes were filmed here. The...More

Thank francescaLChicago
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

History Of Your Young Service Persons Serving Our Country. Past & Present. Very Thankful To Them. For Doing What Thier Doing For Us. You should where comfortable shoes. A Camera And Take Pictures Of some Of The Area And Surrounding Of the Base. Then You...More

Thank lennavarro2
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A bit off the beaten path but worth a visit. Thoughtfully curated and near a unique dining spot - the officers club that allows civilians too

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Be aware that if you're non-military, you need to bring a bit of extra paperwork to be able to visit Schofield Barracks. In my case, I wasn't carrying my automobile insurance card. Big mistake. Because my personal auto insurance covers any damages when I rent...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I'm partial to this museum because my son was stationed at Schofield with a couple of the young men on the fallen soldiers wall. This is a small museum, but worth the visit. It's well laid out and contains much history. There is also a...More

1  Thank Darcy K
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