One of the world's last unspoiled, secluded paradises, closed to the public for more than 50 years, is now open to visitors. It's Midway Islands, known primarily as World War II's decisive "Battle of Midway." Midway served as a U.S. Naval Base from before the war until 1996. Today it is a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts, snorkelers and scuba divers, historians, researchers, sport fishermen, photographers, and vacationers who just want to visit a unique, exotic, scenic location that lacks the commercialism of most tourist sites. The wildlife refuge is a place where people can go to literally get away from it all. One of the most remote island groups on Earth, Midway has deluxe lodging accommodations and almost every modern convenience.