Pago Pago, American Samoa
Pago Pago Bay (pronounced "Pango Pango") is one of the most dramatic harbors in the South Pacific, a region not unknown for dramatic landscapes. Eons ago, the massive seaward wall of a volcano collapsed and the sea poured in. Today, dramatic mountain peaks encircle the deep harbor.
The capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago is more village than city. The town is dominated by looming Mt. Pioa, whose summit draws moisture-bearing clouds, earning it the nickname of The Rainmaker. Indeed, Pago Pago draws more than its fair share of rain; the island of Tutuila is a vision of deep, verdant green. Explore the ancient volcanoes and thriving coral atolls or get a taste of village life with a tour of the town.
Pago Pagos downtown is not only the islands business district but also the home of the territorial government.
Originally, the headquarters of the U.S. Naval Chief during World War II. Now home of the Territorial Governor of American Samoa.
Jean P. Haydon Museum
This museum recounts the history of Samoa and exhibits Samoan art and artifacts.
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