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“Drive through”

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Ranked #17 of 341 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.
Reviewed May 4, 2014

due to currents rule we could only do drive through on bus . Didnt see much so cant really comment much further than that

Thank oldkroc
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Close proximity to Waikiki, environment is well maintained. Not much parking space though, and it can get crowded even with just one tourist bus so get in early or late to avoid the rush!

Thank ZaviLeon
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Glad we made time to visit this extraordinarily beautiful place of tribute. If you just have time to drive through it is worth it just to see the Banyon tree lined boulevard that frames the memorial areas and the vistas on approach. i imagine many an hour could be spent in peace and solitude here.

Thank marylizz26
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We only had time to drive through the Punchbowl and exit after our trip to Pearl Harbor, but it was worth it. It's a truly beautiful place and worth the quick trip.

Thank Waxhaw6
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is a beautiful place that you will need to spend almost all day viewing. Please take time to walk around the stone pillars bearing the names of those still missing in action. It is absolutely an eye opener.

Thank Tim S
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