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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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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...more
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2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
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15 minutes from Waikiki. Pay respect to Veterans Memorial. Awesome to reflect and thank our veterans for past service to protect the U.S. Aside from that though, go check out the crazy , amazingly fantastic views of Honolulu to your right, Waikiki to your left...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rogerweiss90
Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredibly manicured Veterans Cemetery in the punchbowl crater. There is a bus that goes there with a little walk to the entrance. There's also amazing memorials and history explanations of various battles in WW2 (Battle of Coral Sea, etc) and Vietnam at the top by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 660traveldude
Reviewed 3 days ago

Come pay your respects. It is a place to reflect and be grateful for what others have given us. Good place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JTeruelJax
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit the Puowaina - it's a very serene place. Go to the lookout - there are numerous memorial plaques to read along the path to the lookout. Panoramic views from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Saichi O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. It is truly a piece of history from WW II hero’s to great Americans like Ernie Pyle. Take your time. Walk and think. You will know how much freedom really costs. I go there each visit to Hawaii to see old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 6 days ago

NIcely laid out, walk up the hill full of tributes to the many that lost their lives in service to our country. View at the top of the walk beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teresawY9484FZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery using the Red Line of the Waikiki Trolley system. We had a small group in the tour, but the ascent and entrance into Punchbowl were breathtaking! Our trolley guide did an outstanding job of preparing the group for the visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sjstaska
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could see it from the tour bus as not allowed to disembark. Very well kept and maintained. Beautiful views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Di S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This location was on our E Noa tour, but we were not allowed to stop to get out (police enforce that). Tour guide pointed out grave of Ernie Pyle right by the road & since we are from Indiana that was really special to see....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeana K
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the "punch bowl" this cemetery is dedicated to military members. We only drove around, but the military does a great job at maintaining the property.

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 29, 2018|
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Response from FatesWarn42 | Reviewed this property |
I imagine that December is probably fairly busy. There is parking on the grounds. There are a few spaces near the memorial (mostly HC spaces) and then a decent number of spaces near the entrance, which allows for a... More
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May 11, 2017|
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Response from shelly160460 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to the public. It is a National Cemetery.