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Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

Oahu, HI
+1 808-254-1828
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Honors 102 servicemen from Hawaii killed in World War I.
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+1 808-254-1828
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Natatorium itself is a beautiful edifice and a wonderful but often forgotten War Memorial. While one can no longer swim in this gorgeous ocean pool, the site still provides a fantastic view of Waikiki especially at sunrise when the sun's rays first start to...More

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

In truth, there is an old building, swimming pool and arch - nothing else, but this monument to WWI deserves some love and respect.... both Duke K and Johnny Weismuller swam here. Hawaii wasn't even a state during WWI or when the monument was built,...More

1  Thank BubbleMarker
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This edge of the ocean swimming complex has gone unused for what seems like forever There is always the ongoing debate of demolishtion or restoration. A number of years past some fixing was done to make the structure more appealing in appearance and also maintainence...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Worn out and needs a facelift. somehow the state needs to get funding. This is a historical site with a lot of local memories. Can be one of the TOP attractions when completed.

Thank Teddy W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The grounds are very nice and large. The façade is classic and very cool. Problem is it's deteriorating and in need of repair. The locked gates keep visitors out which is sad to see. It's surprising to see a nice monument and aquatic center like...More

Thank Randy2353
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial is a World War 1 war memorial on Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, it was built in 1927. It's basically an ocean water public swimming pool. The natatorium was built as a living memorial dedicated to those who served during...More

2  Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Too bad we can’t walk around the inside of the Natatorium which has a large Olympic sized, ocean water pool. This was a favorite place for locals to swim in. They had a 3-level diving/jumping platform. There are concrete bleachers for watching former events. Alas,...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I was truly sad to visit this memorial to the Great War. All that is left to see is a beautiful set of wrought iron gates and stonework in the Art Deco style. But the gates are chained and the concrete beyond is broken. I...More

Thank Joeysdoll
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!

Thank Jonathan S
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...More

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