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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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Dunedin, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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88 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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
61 helpful votes 61 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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