Monuments & Statues in Honolulu

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Monuments & Statues in Honolulu

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  • Rosie
    California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the USS Arizona Memorial $1 tickets, try to book at least a month prior. A limited release of tickets does happen the day prior to the visit at 3 PM (through website, not app) but is literally gone by 3:01 PM.

    We had a party of 17 and the tours were entirely too expensive for taking a tour with a bus and guide. If you book a tour, you have to arrive with your tour bus.

    Visiting the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is FREE with $7 USD parking charge and we were able to put our names on a standby list. There is no estimated time and we waited 2 hours to get the notification.

    Onsite museum range from $19 - $24 USD for Adults.

    Only Clear bags are allowed in. Purses can’t be bigger than your phone.
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This larger than life statue stands in the very central part of Waikiki beach and almost everyone takes a pic in front of it.
    However, I am not sure they also read the plaque beneath to learn who's this outstanding man - fastest swimmer of his era, winner of several Olympic medals, father of surfing and atop of all a hero who saved lives in California. Big respect.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kamehameha is Hawaii's first king - the man who united all the islands in 1795 battle at Nu'uanu.
    It's imposing statue in gold robes stands in front of the Courthouse.
    Across the street is the royal Iolani palace - the seat of Kalakaua, the last king.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    USS Arizona certainly had the greatest loss of lives, almost 1200, and maybe because of that it has the biggest memorial in all Pearl Harbor area.
    Imo, USS Oklahoma memorial, another destroyed ship with its servicemen is maybe smaller than it should be, like a second grade one. It consists of equal white marble columns with victim names inscribed on them.
    It's located by the spot where the shuttle bus leaves you for the USS Missouri and many people simply overlook it. From the whole bus only another couple and myself visited it.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • ITRT
    Virginia44,703 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Mausoleum land is one of three places in Hawaii that are sovereign (the others being the Iolani Palace and Pu’ukohola Heiau. Because of this classification, the Hawaiian flag can officially fly without the American flag. When you walk onto the grounds, a sense of peace and calm envelops you. The mausoleum is the final resting place of Hawaiian royalty including King
    King Kamehameha II through King Kamehameha V, and Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom. There are two crypts and a chapel on the grounds. It is about 1.5 miles from downtown Honolulu and worth a trip.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • MJ_ontheBAY
    Honolulu, HI51 contributions
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    The Utah memorial is one of the lesser known and less accessible of the memorials but is worth seeing if you have a military/govt ID or can get escorted access. It’s both shocking and humbling to see a lot of the Utah’s wreckage still protruding out of the water and highlights the relative range of the attack given that it’s on the opposite side of Ford Island from the Arizona and Battleship Row.

    Perhaps the most serene way to access this is to run or walk along the paint-marked walking trail that extends northward from the far end of the former Ford Island aircraft runway and a Naval Officers housing area on to the memorial. It hugs the coastline and brings you to the site just after passing the back side of the giant NOAA building. This is particularly beautiful at sunrise and the opportunity to view and salute the Utah as a turn-around point is a true honor and privilege.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • fruitministry
    Atlanta, GA51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love to shop and are looking for items they don't have at your local mall, get down there and have an amazing time checking out all of the latest designer threads and so much more. Pure eye candy and just remember that the bag you check for your travel should be empty!!!
    Written 13 February 2019
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  • happy4travel
    Northern California1,225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gracious staff, quite unexpectedly seen at the shopping areas. The bronze statue was beautiful. A nice reminder of a wonderful time in place. So unexpected! Please consider to keep this place in good service. Such a magnificent experience not to be missed.
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Handy S
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure you don't miss this beautiful statue of Queen Liliuokalani. Loved reading the history on this. She was beautifully adorned with a lot of leis.
    Written 18 September 2018
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  • Usia2014
    Calgary, Canada1,814 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These two surfers are looking at each other with such admiration. We walked by them each day on the way to the beach. They were adorned with leis people had left on them. It was disappointing that the fountain was not on and that the bottom of the pool was often filled with garbage.
    Written 30 April 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,478 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gandhi is one of my heroes so I was pleased to find his statue here, although he has little to do with Honolulu. Good art.
    Written 19 June 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,478 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a lovely park along the walk in Waikiki at the military installment and this is a suitable monument to fallen heroes,
    Written 18 June 2019
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  • LSUTraveller
    Watson, LA1,848 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible experience at this memorial. One to be sure to not miss when in town. Great historical visit - and an great opportunity to share it with the next generations.
    Written 31 March 2019
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  • Dickenson Family
    Kemptville, Canada936 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Statue just off the Beach along the main road. This offers another opportunity to grab a photo of the family. Not as exciting as the Duke statue but still neat local history.
    Written 21 December 2023
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  • lwj
    San Jose, CA7,118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Standing near the entrance of Kapiolani Park and facing the ocean is a statue of Queen Kapiolani, wife of King David Kalākaua. The exact address is 2686 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.
    Queen Kapiolani established the Kapiolani Maternity Home, now the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. In 1885, she also opened up the Kapiolani Home for Girls, which was for healthy children whose parents were suffering from leprosy.
    Evidently, she cared a great deal for her people.
    Written 23 July 2019
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