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Diamond Head State Monument

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Address: 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-587-0300
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A dormant volcano crater.

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Be prepared for about 2 hours hike some by stairs in the sun.Bring a lot of water.When you will get to the top you won't believe your eyes.So beautiful view of the island and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be prepared for about 2 hours hike some by stairs in the sun.Bring a lot of water.When you will get to the top you won't believe your eyes.So beautiful view of the island and Honolulu.Park is free lots of parking too.

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Houston, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Please take the time on your trip to go and see the view from Diamond Head. It is worth your time. Take a good camera and take your time and soak it all up.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You enter the crater and then climb to the top. Best done early in the day to avoid the heat. Need to be able to walk narrow paths that are often rocky and lots of steps at the end.

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so excited to explore Diamond Head. After much reading we felt it was an easy walk-hike. But the reality is it's really a tough walk. The footing for much of the walk/hike is uneven and rough with huge divots, so my footing was often unsure. I am a strong woman with an athletic and physically fit daughter who... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good hike with a history lesson. Can be hot in the afternoon take water. Water and bathroom are available at the trailhead

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North Ryde, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short city bus ride from Waikiki to Diamond Head is easiest way for first timers to Honolulu. The walk it self to achievable but appropriate footwear and clothing makes it all the more comfortable. The view from the top is all worthwhile of the crater in the middle if the monument, surrounding coast lines with crystal clear waters .... More 

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NY, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous, simply fabulous. Get there as early as you can (before sunrise with flashlights is fun) and hike up to the top of Diamond Head for a magnificent view. Now that the final climb into and up through the bunker can be avoided (by a series of staircases to the left) almost anyone can make it to the top. Our... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was great. It takes around forty minutes to an hour to get to the top of Diamond Head but it is well worth it. The view is breath taking. It cost around $6.00 usd. Make sure you take plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat. You will come across some stairs which may be challenging depending on your fitness.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove up to the overlook before the tunnel entrance to the crater. It was too hot and we were in no condition to hike up the crater for a view of the Waikiki metropolis. Plus parking would have cost $5. We moved on to better sights.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Long haul up the mountain but worth the view in the end. Even being a senior it can be accomplished, just take your time. It's not a race. Fantastic view.

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