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Ranked #1 of 242 attractions in Oahu
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Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural

The USS Arizona Memorial is the most recognized icon of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service. Access is gained through the... more »

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Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Monuments/ Statues; Ships; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.... more » Owner description: The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the rest of the year). General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $25 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kama'aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available.The Battleship Missouri Memorial, located a mere ship's length from the USS Arizona Memorial, completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the "day of infamy" and the sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan's unconditional surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.Following an astounding career that spans five decades and three wars, from World War II to the Korean conflict to the Liberation of Kuwait, the "Mighty Mo" was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which operates the battleship as a historic attraction and memorial. The Association oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants and the generosity of donors. « less
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Ranked #4 of 242 attractions in Oahu
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Ranked #5 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Outdoors

Kailua Beach, on the island of Oahu,  is actually descriptive of two distincly different beaches separated by a small and very scenic point. To the west is Kailua beach proper, an... more »

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Ranked #6 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: Further along Kalanianaole Highway is the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking trail. This easy route with its moderate incline to the... more » Owner description: Further along Kalanianaole Highway is the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking trail. This easy route with its moderate incline to the 647-ft. summit is a popular spot during whale season between December and April. This is a definite photo opportunity even when humpbacks aren’t spouting offshore. If you’re really ambitious, tackle a pre-sunrise hike to the top so you can grab a glorious photo of the sunrise. « less
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Shangri La (Honolulu)
Ranked #7 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Art Museums; Cultural
Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Koko Crater Trail (Honolulu)
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Ranked #8 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors

Koko Crater is in east Oahu in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood.  The hike starts at Koko Head District Park at the end of Anapalau St.  Park near the tennis courts and follow the... more »

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Ranked #9 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Owner description: The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #11 of 242 attractions in Oahu
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Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
Owner description: Beyond Pearl City is Oahu’s Leeward Coast, home to spectacular beaches like Makaha and Yokohama. But the biggest magnet is Ko... more » Owner description: Beyond Pearl City is Oahu’s Leeward Coast, home to spectacular beaches like Makaha and Yokohama. But the biggest magnet is Ko Olina Resort with its glorious coves for swimming and sunning. Ko Olina’s newest addition is Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa that sidesteps typical Disney fantasy and focuses on celebrating the reality of Hawaiian culture, history and traditions. With the help of Mickey, Minnie and the gang decked out in aloha attire, the resort has a fun vibe that never lets you lose sight that it’s all about the Hawaiian Islands. At Ko Olina, you’ll also find two of Oahu’s most popular luaus at Germaine’s and Paradise Cove, plus a selection of ocean excursions departing the resort’s marina. « less
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Diamond Head (Honolulu)
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Ranked #12 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations; Parks; Hiking Trails; Trails; Volcanos; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors

A major tourist attraction on Oahu, the 350-acre Diamond Head crater can be seen even from the flight into Honolulu airport.   Its vantage point offers some incredible panoramas... more »

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Lanikai Beach (Kailua)
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Ranked #13 of 242 attractions in Oahu
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 242 attractions in Oahu
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Ranked #15 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Outdoors

Waimanalo Beach is a large, typically residential beach, so it is rarely busy during the day.  The sand is soft and the waves can be calm or great for bodysurfing.  Definitely... more »

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Bishop Museum (Honolulu)
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Ranked #17 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: ; History Museums; Gardens; Specialty Museums; Museums

            Bishop Museum is the premier place to experience the history, arts and culture of the Hawaiian people. The Museum is recognized throughout the world for its scientific... more »

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Ranked #18 of 242 attractions in Oahu
The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.
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Ranked #19 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that... more » Owner description: One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art. Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. Other location: Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House « less
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Byodo-In Temple (Kaneohe)
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Ranked #20 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Makapu'u Beach (Waimanalo)
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Ranked #21 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Parks; Outdoors
Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
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Ranked #22 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
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Ranked #24 of 242 attractions in Oahu
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Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; State Parks; Bodies of Water; Outdoors

The snorkeling is spectacular: live coral, many brilliant tropical fish and sea turtles to be experienced up close.  This venue is perfect for amateur and experienced snorkelers... more »

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Ranked #25 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
Owner description: At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park with its secluded sandy coves and huge... more » Owner description: At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park with its secluded sandy coves and huge wide-open spaces. The hiking trail follows a deeply rutted unpaved Jeep road with dozens of small seaward paths branching off to the ocean’s edge. If you opt to hike the full round-trip trek from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay on the Leeward Coast, you’ll need roughly three hours, ample stamina, plenty of water, sunscreen, snacks, body cover and your camera. « less
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Iolani Palace (Honolulu)
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Ranked #26 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Cultural

The Iolani Palace is one of the most impressive structures in Honolulu and holds much of the state's history in its walls.  The Palace was the official residence of King Kalakaua... more »

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Ranked #27 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Category: Beaches; Reefs; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: ; History Museums; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: Chartered in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation, the Hawaii Army Museum Society, also known by its acronym, HAMS, was... more » Owner description: Chartered in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation, the Hawaii Army Museum Society, also known by its acronym, HAMS, was organized by several former military veterans and patriotic members of the Honolulu community. Its sole mission is to support the development of the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Today, it continues that tradition by funding exhibit expansion and creation, and other improvements at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii which is housed in historic Battery Randolph on the grounds of Ft. DeRussy in Waikiki. Constructed from 1909 to 1911, this Coastal Artillery Battery protected Oahu with its two 14-inch disappearing guns. The battery was built so well that it was unable to be torn down in the early 1970's to make way for the military's Hale Koa Hotel. The battery was turned into a museum in 1976 and begins with story of early Hawaiian warfare and covers every major military event in the Pacific theater of operations through Vietnam. The Gallery of Heroes honors Hawaii's soldiers who have received our nation's highest awards: the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross. The Museum is under the direction of the U.S. Army Center of Military History and receives well over 100,000 visitors a year. The Museum is free to all. Both the Museum and the Hawaii Army Society's Museum Store are open from 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Audio tours are available for rent from the Society for a small fee in both English and Japanese. Parking is available directly across from the museum. Validation for a reduced parking fee is available at the welcome desk. « less
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Shaka Kayaks (Kahuku)
Ranked #30 of 242 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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