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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808-532-3720
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Description: The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars...
The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is truly the “Cemetery of Heroes.” Punchbowl was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary volcanic activity. A crater resulted from the ejection of hot lava through cracks in the old coral reefs that, at the time, extended to the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range. Of special note is a monument honoring Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Also noteworthy are the Courts of the Missing, white stone tablets bearing the names of those missing in action from World War II.
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cemetary in a volcano

amazing memories made here..wish we could've taken pictures, but i totally understand why...so hard to believe that this cemetary is in an extinct volcano

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

amazing memories made here..wish we could've taken pictures, but i totally understand why...so hard to believe that this cemetary is in an extinct volcano

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our day tour took us through the National Memorial Cemetery & it was a beautiful place to see. We only drove through but there were many people walking around. I'm sure there's lots to read & learn.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A cemetery inside a volcano? Yes it is true it is. This place was in the begining scenes of the original Hawaii Five Oh show form the 1970's. It is an interesting place. A great way to use land for a way to honor our lost soldiers.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Besides the amazing memorial and historical value of this place it also have an amazing view and is generally a quiet location to reflect and take it all in. We stopped in as a part of a tour returning from Pearl Harbour.

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Saltillo, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very nice, scenic place to honor veterans of the Pacific. It's worth the drive up there just for the views alone (its on top of a mountain).

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

In spit of the fact that this location is situated in the middle of a big city, it is eerily serene. The views are quite beautiful and the backstory of the crater and cemetery is quite interesting. It is not a long visit, but it is a worthwhile one.

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Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was an interesting place to visit and provides a timeline of the battle theaters of the Pacific. the names of more than 28,000 killed or missing in action are chiseled in marble monuments. After watching some episodes of the old Hawaii 5-0 on DVD I now realize this place was featured in the opening credits montage.

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Killeen, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Such a remarkable memorial. They really keep this place in beautiful shape. The drive up to the memorial has some stunning views of Honolulu, so enjoy them! The memorial is a beautiful tribute to our Armed Service Members who gave their lives for our country. I love the History that is explained at this memorial. It helps to enhance your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After spending 4 hours at Pearl Harbour, we were probably tired by the time we got o this part of the tour. Our guide did share information with us about how important the cemetery is so for the locals and American's in general, it's a special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited while serving two tours with the Navy in Hawa'ii. When coupled with visits to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and Schofield Barracks Army Base in central Oahu, you'll both see & fell history that no book, tv show or movie can ever match.

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Additional Information about National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808-532-3720
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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