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National Air and Space Museum

Though the first transpacific air service to Hawaii began in 1935, via Pan American Airways’ Clippers, the real tourist boom didn’t commence until after WWII, when a new generation of airliners made the trip easy and affordable. Check out “Hawaii by Air,” a multifaceted new exhibit exploring the ways air travel has shaped the islands’ culture and commerce, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum through July 2015. For those who can’t make it to the D.C. museum, there’s an online version.