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Statue of Duke Kahanamoku

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Statue at Waikiki Beach

The duke statue is located at Waikiki beach. It's a very busy area but has a lot to see and do in the area, can't miss the Duke statue.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boonville, Missouri
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Boonville, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The duke statue is located at Waikiki beach. It's a very busy area but has a lot to see and do in the area, can't miss the Duke statue.

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Los Alamitos, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The statue of the Duke at Waikiki is a memorial to all who were surfers before it became a worldwide sport. One of the unique and interesting sites at Waikiki.

Thank MonaOrangeCountyCA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can never get a bad picture standing with Duke's statue! It is very tall and always has leis on it.

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Duke statue is right on the Waikiki beach right across from the Hyatt twin towers. If you're taking a city tour, the hop on hop off buses or just like to walk, this statue is cool to see. This free attraction is a great place to take pictures. SUGGESTION ~ Go early in the morning as the sun is... More 

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Senoia, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are walking in Waikiki, you can't miss this. Several statues are along Kalakaua. Take a walk and enjoy.

Thank HeidiandCarl
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of people having their photos taken in front of a beautiful beach. Terribly crowded, but OK. It is not hard to find the spot as it is just about in the middle of the beach. Tourists loved it.

Thank JeffGoldCoast
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you walk along the pathway adjacent to Waikiki Beach, you will come across this statue of Duke Kahanamoku, standing with his back to the beach and open arms welcoming you. He became an Olympic champion in 1912 winning silver in 100m freestyle relay. In 1920 he won two gold medals and a silver medal in 1924 Olympic Games.He was... More 

Thank Sheree J
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Aqua Pacific Monarch not far from Waikiki beach. Nice surroundings and good surfer schools for beginners :-)

Thank Karin O
Bowral, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place to have pictures with the Waikik beach in the back ground. Nice of a night with the torches burning.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Original King of Surf = Duke and that's what they do in Waikiki surf. Wow who knew there was a Duke before "The Duke" and way way cooler Duke at that IMHO replete with Olympic Medals. Hawaiian Swagger = Duke

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