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Puu Ualakaa State Park

Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
808 587 0300
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Ranked #30 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Lookouts
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Israel, Jerusalem
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This viewpoint has great views, some wind and a whole lot of spirit into it. The way driving up is beautiful (we went up through round top drive and down through tanatlus drive- both ways can cause a little dizzy, but worth the travel). We had a clear sky and you could see the view all the way to Honolulu... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When we went, there were some rain clouds so we can't confirm gorgeous sunset up there, but we can imagine there can be on clear day. What it does have for sure is a 270 degree view of Waikiki beach area. There is a parking very close to the look out so make sure to drive to the end.

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Sacramento, CA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Drive up to this little park. Park your car at the viewpoint lot and walk out under the shaded cover that overlooks Honolulu, Diamond Head, and Waikiki. Best view on this part of the island.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Absolutely worth going. It doesn't seem like a tourist destination but that is probably a good thing as Honolulu seems to be overrun with tourist wherever you go. This was different and the view of the city is breath taking. Be aware of doggy locals in the car park. Definitely take your belongings with you.Road is pretty winding so if... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If the skies are clear, you HAVE to get to this lookout point to see amazing view of ocean, DiamondHead, Waikiki, downtown Honolulu and surrounding residential and commercial areas. It's truly breathtaking! Make sure you leave your hats in the car if its windy, or you may lose them!

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Indianapolis, IN
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My family and I came here after hiking Diamond Head to check the views and it was breathtaking. Awesome panoramic shots!

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Makati City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Saw this State Park as an alternative to hiking Diamond Head because we had grandkids with us so I thought this would be a best second choice and wow was it ever! Next time around we might have picnic also there, lots of free parking and the view is just heaven to see. Next time around we would hike Diamond... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We visited after visiting Punch Bowl cemetery. GPS notwithstanding, we did eventually get there via Tantalus on the way up. The drive up was as expected, the park just wasn't where my mind thought it should have been! Popular place at sunset, though it didn't get crowded. Spectacular vistas.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Besides the obvious reason to visit this park, which is to enjoy a great top view of Honolulu including the Diamond Head, you can also kill two rabbits with one stone and do the Tantalus Drive on your way down. To do so, turn LEFT after crossing the main gate on your way out for. Too bad they close early... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Recommend stopping by the Puu Ualakaa State Park if you are in the area, i.e. stopping by the Pacific Memorial Cemetery or driving through the Round Top Loop Drive. There is a great spot to see Honolulu and Waikiki from above. One word of caution, the road leading to this parks is very narrow and numerous sharp turns; drive the... More

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