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Solomon Islands Memorial Garden

Honiara International Airport, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Honiara
Type: Gardens
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Midland TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm a bit amused at the previous reviews here, trying to see this sacred garden as a tourist attraction, but I agree that this is a memorial, not an attraction. As such, this memorial is closest to my heart. In May of this year, I was there, to dedicate a plaque and a tree to the memory of my Dad,... More

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Marietta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Whether this memorial garden will be something you’ll remember depends on you. On the one hand, it’s a few rows of trees and a couple of scattered plaques that are a short walk from Henderson Field. On the other hand, this is a memorial to what is becoming a forgotten history that is all but lost in the present turmoil... More

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AZ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Located near the historically important airport (for the USA) in Honiara, (this is the place Eleanor Roosevelt landed to congratulate the troops after the Battle of Guadalcanal and former base of operations during WWII), is a nice memorial "garden". I heard that there's one tree for every Allied troop lost, I don't think that's the case, but there are a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is but one of the many memorials around Honiara. I also recommend that of the USMC a beautiful location overlooking the strait between Guadalcanal & the Florida Islands. A must see. Also the Vilu War relic display west of Honiara + HMAS Canberra memorial, Royal Australian Navy Heavy Cruiser lost in the Battle of Savo Is 9th August 1942... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I worked in Honiara for 2 years as a Horticulture Advisor. The Memorial Gardens were part of our maintenance projects. Watch out for red ants, they can be vicious. There are many plaques commemorating the Armed Forces members who served in WW2 in the Solomon Islands.

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Vancouver, BC CANADA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Located just near the parking lot of the airport... so you can walk over after you check in. Be sure to see the Memorial Wall in the airport as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very informative spot, lots to read and contemplate. Also try and visit the Honiara Private War museum, run by a dutch guy and just amazing. The local taxi driver should be able to help with directions.

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Honiara, Makira, Solomon Islands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Though It just unbelievable on how the entire Land-scaping was set but People use to attract on what is fit to enjoy. This how I came about to pick up the admiration on the site but other-wise, Local Daily visitors just don't care about keeping up its Beautyness.

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Australia
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231 reviews 231 reviews
119 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Located at Henderson Airport it is site where trees have been planed in memorial of the dead and you can pay to have a plaque placed on a trip in this site.

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Not sure if this is the one by airport. There are many battlefield sites all worth visiting specially if you have a guide with fantastic knowledge like we had.

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