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Solomon Islands Memorial Garden

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Address: Honiara International Airport, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Solemn and very respectful

Having visited on an important anniversary the memorial was particularly relevant and solemn and important. Maintenance was good and very well presented in a harsh environment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Travel Solomons provided an excellent guide to all the sites of the WW2 Guadal Canal campaign. You could feel the story come to life.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Having visited on an important anniversary the memorial was particularly relevant and solemn and important. Maintenance was good and very well presented in a harsh environment. Take your time and savour all this monument has to offer including great views.

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The walk to the gardens is half the adventure of the gardens - beautiful rainforest and a little traditional village - the gardens themselves are small but well worth a visit

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Portales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This memorial garden, located next to the Airport, is a beautiful reminder of SIers who served in the war, as well as the U.S. presence during wartime. A must-do if you are at the airport.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited this memorial on the final day of our Battlefield study tour. Very moving to wander around the gardens and reflect on our week in the Solomons and what occurred during WWII. Very close to the airport so can walk to it from there. Good way to finish the trip.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This small well kept memorial garden is lined with trees and small plaques honoring the heroes of the Second World War. There are no graves in the site. It is located right next to the airport that was the much fought over Henderson Field in WWII. Bloody Ridge, which is nearby is much more filled with pathos, although it only... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

was sad to see the entrance was covered in garbage the garden is set out well and the grounds inside are kept clean and tidy

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Midland TX
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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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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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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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