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Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

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Address: Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-254-1828
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Honors 102 servicemen from Hawaii killed in World War I.

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Honolulu Segway Tour: Kapiolani Park, Makalei Beach Park and Queen’s Surf Beach

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Been there, done that

Disappointed, nothing much to see here. It did look as though the place needed renovating. Plenty of parking.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2016
Elizella
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Great memorial but is in need of some repairs to maoe it really pop for tourists attention. But well worth stopping and spending some time!

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Thank Jonathan S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Currently closed to the public, this double-Olympic-size, 100 meter salt water pool is where Duke Kahanamoku swam and world records were broken. On Friday nights, a volunteer bagpiper plays Taps at sunset. Very moving tribute to the 10,000 Hawaii residents who served in WWI. It will be a spectacular venue once fully restored and the gates are reopened to the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Any reviewer who would demand this be torn down may not be aware that this is a war memorial. The memory of those who gave their lives in the cause of WWI cannot be bulldozed. There are both moral and legal issues at work here. Restoration is the only honorable course. In addition, there is no beach without the War... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Do something, Hawaii! Allowing a war memorial to fall into this state of disrepair is embarassing and shameful. There is no excuse - something that was once magnificent is now an eyesore. Don't waste your time going here, you will only be disappointed.

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Thank PJGAZ
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Disappointed, nothing much to see here. It did look as though the place needed renovating. Plenty of parking.

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Thank Elizella
San Diego, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We went to the New Otani Hotel at the very end of Waikiki by Diamond Head. We were shocked that the ENTIRE beach area and views are destroyed by this concrete eyesore. This thing needs to be torn down immediately, and the beach restored and a grassy park with nice flowers put here in it's place. This is atrocious- something... More 

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Thank SkiSandLLL
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

This would be a fun place to swim if it was in working order. The building has been restored and the bathrooms have showers. The water area is falling apart. It is a bit of a walk from the end of Waikiki, but a nice walk because the park is on one side and the ocean is on the other.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

A beautiful and touching experience that I recommend to everyone. These memorials are a tribute to our history and should be appreciated as such

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Stansbury Park, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This memorial is right next to the new Otani where we stayed. I am certain at one time it was an incredible place but it is no longer used and is in need of repair. It sits at a park that could be OK for a picnic. This could be a decent location to take a few pictures, but nothing... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I have been here 3-4 times.....& was heartbroken each time.... last time being 1/15.....just heard on the national news today 7/6/15 they are thinking about tearing it down & I am sure a BIG hotel will soon underway in this location.

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