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“OK if you like cemetery's”

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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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.
Lismore, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“OK if you like cemetery's”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Not a great lot to see here unless you have a relative or friend buried here? Well kept cemetery. Probably worth a drive through, the views from up there are good.

Visited February 2013
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Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a very beautiful cemetery in a really unique location and impressive view of the city. Be aware, however, that if you go on a tour bus you cannot get off the bus. You need to drive there if you'd like to explore.

Visited February 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Punchbowl Cemetary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This has to be the best location for a cemetary on top of a hill overlooking Honolulu. It is a spectacular entrance and our bus driver gave us a good commentary. You are not allowed to get off the bus.

Visited February 2013
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Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A beautiful site to honor our soldiers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Although a bit tricky to get to, it is worth the trip. Beautiful views of the city. A good history lessons on our armed conflicts.

Visited February 2013
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

A unique location within the crater of an extinct volcano. So peaceful, well worth a brief visit. Our tour guide advised there is no parking within the park, and that was a pity although one can understand the reasoning.

Visited February 2013
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