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Puu Ualakaa State Park

Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
808 587 0300
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Ranked #28 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Lookouts
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Sacramento, CA
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was a lovely park with an amazing view over the entire south shore. The drive to the top was winding and beautiful! Park had a police office in the parking lot. Breeze was perfect. Got there early afternoon.

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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you have a car, this is a must stop. We came here during sunset and it was amazing. You get a complete panorama view of Honolulu and the surrounding area, including Diamond Head. There is a nice grass area to lay down and read a book if you have the time. The only warning I would give is that... More

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