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Ranked #31 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: ; History Museums; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii is under the direction of the U.S. Army Center of Military History and receives well over... more » Owner description: The U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii 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. 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. 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. « less
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Ranked #32 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
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Ranked #33 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Laniakea Beach (Haleiwa)
Ranked #34 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #35 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches

Shark's Cove is known for great snorkeling. Compared to Hanauma Bay, it has smaller crowds of people and no admission fee. Shark's Cove has the most beautiful array of fish. The... more »

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Ranked #36 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Hiking Trails
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Shaka Kayaks (Kahuku)
Ranked #37 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Manoa Fall (Honolulu)
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$52* and up
Ranked #38 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Hiking Trails; Waterfalls
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Ranked #39 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Lyon Arboretum (Honolulu)
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$52* and up
Ranked #40 of 252 attractions 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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Kaimana Beach (Honolulu)
Ranked #41 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #42 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Scenic Drives
Nine-mile loop offering spectacular views of Honolulu and Waikiki.
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Waimea Valley (Haleiwa)
Ranked #43 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Gardens; Valleys; Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
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Magic Island (Honolulu)
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$187* and up
Ranked #44 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #45 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Kapiolani Park (Honolulu)
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$175* and up
Ranked #46 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Parks
Owner description: Many of Hawaii’s alii (royalty) lived in Waikiki and King Kalakaua selected a 300-acre track of land at the base of Diamond... more » Owner description: Many of Hawaii’s alii (royalty) lived in Waikiki and King Kalakaua selected a 300-acre track of land at the base of Diamond Head for a public park in 1867. Today, it is a gathering place that thrives with walkers, runners, tennis enthusiasts and picnickers. Grab lunch on Kalakaua Avenue and enjoy it in one of the shaded picnic areas scattered around this colorful park. « less
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Ranked #47 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Parks
This location is great for children to swim.
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Ranked #48 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #49 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #50 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Geologic Formations; Scenic Drives; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A beautiful, scenic spot overlooking Makapuu Peninsula.
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Ranked #51 of 252 attractions 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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Ranked #52 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #53 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Museums; Amusement/ Theme Parks
A sugar cane plantation village with 30 homes open to the public for viewing.
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Kualoa Hawaii (Kaaawa)
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$37* and up
Ranked #54 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Farms; Ranchs; Landmarks
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Ranked #55 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
A 200 acre botanical garden.
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$99* and up
Ranked #56 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: ; History Museums; Museums

  Take a Virtual tour on your SmartPhone or view the complete virtual tour in your WebBrowser     Hangar 37 The visitor's experience begins in Hangar 37, a 42,000 square foot... more »

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$42* and up
Ranked #57 of 252 attractions 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 #58 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #59 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches

When you watch the (local) body boarders that call this beach home it is very easy to become excited and anxious to jump in to the fun. WARNING: This beach usually has a very... more »

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$187* and up
Ranked #60 of 252 attractions in Oahu
Category: Beaches; Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks

  It has a Beautiful  jogging trail, tennis court, super beach for kids, calm warm water to enjoy. The beach areas are protected from rough waves. The park has showers, bathrooms... more »

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