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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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Half-Day Pearl Harbor City Tour from Waikiki
Ranked #8 of 324 things to do in Honolulu
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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.
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Beautiful is the first word that comes to mind. The next word is amazing. Highly recommend all to visit and pay respect.

Visited March 2014
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“Little visited but beautiful”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a National Cemetary not so different from others in most every state. However, it is in housed in an extinct volcano and is a beautiful, quite place to visit. They have a beautiful memorial to WW2, with tile mosaics of many of the major battles in WW2. Also a small chapel. It is not far from down town, and worth a quick visit!

Visited March 2014
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Caerphilly
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“Humbling Experience”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

A must see as part of a tour where the historical content is explained. Another humbling experience.

Visited February 2014
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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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“visit to pacific cemetery”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Fantastic views of Honolulu and the mountains behind. Lovely and spacious. Plenty of places to sit down. Interesting historical narratives on walls.

Visited March 2014
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KELOWNA
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“moving”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We toured the cemetry on a guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and tied the tour into the information we had learned at Pearl Harbour. We love history, so this was an important part of the tour.

Visited March 2014
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