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“A nice place to visit”

Statue of Duke Kahanamoku
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“A nice place to visit”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

It is a statue, but a nice thing to say you saw on your trip. It is well located and easy to get too, the bus stop is just in front. With the beach right behind the statue they make for really nice photos. They also having a lighting of the touch ceremony at 6pm every night and surprising it was nice.

Agree with some of the other posts, it can be very hectic with lots of people trying to take photos so go either first thing in the morning or like we did in the afternoon just before sunset.

Visited September 2012
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“Had to see it”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

As we have been avid watchers of the TV show Hawaii Five O it was a must see, it lived up to our expectations, it was also great to see the many Historic buildings in the surrounding area.

Visited August 2012
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“It's a stature.”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

It's a statue. Not much to say about it. Glad I checked it off the list. But nothing super special about it. It's a nice statue and it's nice how people put flowers on it.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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“Wonderful Hawaiian History”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a wonderful piece of Hawaiian history and located right near the beach. My husband and I have been to Honolulu two times, and we always take the time to stop and view the statue. The only thing we hate to see when we are there is how so many people think it is okay to stand on top of the statue for their photo opportunities - we found this to be very disrespectful and thought that people should know better than to do that, but obviously not. Here's an interesting side note, if you google hawaii beach cams you will find that there is one that faces the Duke statue. We actually have called our friends or family while standing in front of the statue and had them log on to the site so we can take a minute to wave aloha to them.

Visited May 2012
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“Don' t forget you are in Duke' s homeland”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

For those unaware of who this statue represents it is for our state' s ambassador of Aloha. More 411 on him. Kahanamoku Beach is not just named for only Duke but this is his family homestead. Try to stop and be respectful while here. Have a moment of silence. Known for his humility. Practice that and also aloha. Cause he was known for that. Of course also for the surfing legend but much more than that. Deserving of remembrance. You don' t have to be a surfer to appreciate him.

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