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Paradise Air (Haleiwa)
Ranked #1 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
Owner description: Imagine flying with the birds in your own open cockpit aircraft. With an instructor along, you can take the controls and soar... more » Owner description: Imagine flying with the birds in your own open cockpit aircraft. With an instructor along, you can take the controls and soar white sandy beaches and blue waters. Our two powered hang gliders are one of the best ways to see O'ahu's north shore, while learning a bit about flying at the same time. Each student leaves with a certificate showing instruction received that applies towards FAA Sport Pilot certificate. « less
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Ranked #2 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

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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Ranked #3 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Monuments/ Statues; Ships; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Hiking Trails; Historic Walking Areas
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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Kahuku Farms (Kahuku)
Ranked #6 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Open Daily 11am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays. Our Farm Cafe serves Iced Drinks, Smoothies, Coffee, Farm Fresh Ice Creams and Sorbets,... more » Owner description: Open Daily 11am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays. Our Farm Cafe serves Iced Drinks, Smoothies, Coffee, Farm Fresh Ice Creams and Sorbets, Farm Goodies, Salad, Sandwich, Pizza, and more. Call us to reserve your spot on a Grand Tour of our farm, learn our history and discover all the fruits and veggies the country has to offer; ride through our commercial fields and see what it takes for farmers to put fresh food on our local supermarket shelves. We also have a Smoothie Tour available, join us on a 30 minute wagon ride of our family farm and see where all the fresh Papaya and Apple Bananas for our smoothies are harvested, includes a yummy fresh fruit Papaya Power smoothie. We encourage you to make advanced reservations for our tours. We have a variety of country products and gifts for you to take home with you. Culinary Products: Try these refreshingly new products for a delightful taste straight from the farm; delicious alone or use them in your favorite recipes. Bath & Body Products: Our uniquely rich and smooth bath products will soften and refresh your skin; enjoy these products anytime, after bath, before bed time or after sun. « less
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Shangri La (Honolulu)
Ranked #7 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Art Museums
Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Ranked #8 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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 #9 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 #10 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations; Parks; Hiking Trails; Trails; Volcanos; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

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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Byodo-In Temple (Kaneohe)
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Ranked #11 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Iolani Palace (Honolulu)
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Ranked #13 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums

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 #14 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
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Lyon Arboretum (Honolulu)
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Ranked #15 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Educational Sites; Gardens
Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.
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Ranked #16 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Scenic Drives
Nine-mile loop offering spectacular views of Honolulu and Waikiki.
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Ranked #17 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Geologic Formations; Scenic Drives; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A beautiful, scenic spot overlooking Makapuu Peninsula.
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Ranked #18 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center, which features a 42-acre facility on the North... more » Owner description: One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center, which features a 42-acre facility on the North Shore of Oahu. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit Center was created so that the students of nearby Brigham Young University Hawaii could work their way through college by sharing their island heritage with visitors. The students come from an area that covers approximately 12 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean. « less
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Kualoa Hawaii (Kaaawa)
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Ranked #19 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Farms; Ranchs; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Valleys; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels where you’re treated to a panoramic view of Oahu's... more » Owner description: The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels where you’re treated to a panoramic view of Oahu's Windward side with sweeping views of Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay and Kailua. It’s also well known for strong tradewinds, forming a natural wind tunnel of sorts. It was here in 1795 that Kamehameha The Great conquered the island of Oahu in one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history. Led by Kalanikupule, the defenders of Oahu were driven back up into the valley where they were trapped above the cliff. More than 400 of Kalanikupule's soldiers were driven off the edge of the cliff to their deaths 1,000 feet below. « less
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Ranked #21 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
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Ranked #22 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: State Parks; Lookouts
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Ranked #23 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Hiking Trails; Waterfalls
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Ranked #25 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations
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Aloha Stadium (Honolulu)
Ranked #27 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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King Kamehameha Statue (Honolulu)
Ranked #30 of 76 Sights & Landmarks in Oahu
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: In front of the Aliiolani Hale building is the King Kamehameha I Statue. Facing Iolani Palace on the corner of King and... more » Owner description: In front of the Aliiolani Hale building is the King Kamehameha I Statue. Facing Iolani Palace on the corner of King and Mililani streets, this landmark depiction of the warrior king who united the Hawaiian Islands emits a sense of strength and unity as he stands with outstretched arms. « less
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