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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
+1 808-532-3720
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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.
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2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
+1 808-532-3720
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Reviewed yesterday

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a well-maintained U.S. military cemetery. The atmosphere was solemn and respectful, and I am glad that I went.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Two years ago, we took a seaplane flight over Oahu and flew over the top of the cemetery of the Pacific, and wanted to visit next time we were in Hawaii. We rented a car for the day and our first priority was to find...More

Thank Gibbo23
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you go make sure you can take time to read the inforamtion and see what others have done for your freedom

Thank dmhedrich76
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parking is not allowed as part of tour group. Bus not allowed to stop. Unable to visit the new visitors center. Tour bus 🚌 not allowed to park in lot. A shame unable to honor the fallen.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was also a haunting place. It is such a well set out memorial cemetery. Well worth having a look at.

Thank bevgay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a drive in of the Cemetery and were informed of the significance of the memorial. We also learned the placement of some of the more promiment graves.

Thank Clifford W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped by and curious to explore the place. It’s on top of the hill and the view is amazing. A great place to see and hike

Thank Teri E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a tour and didn't exit our coach. We drove through the huge well kept grounds. A very peaceful resting place.

Thank cheeky34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives us all a reminder of the sacrifices made over 75 years ago as many of the pearl harbour heros are buried here

Thank peppino0250
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a national historic place with a distinctly Hawaiian feel. It is a solemn place for memory and reflection: pets, running, exercise, and other outdoor activities are prohibited. The cemetery can be accessed by bus from roads below...More

Thank Alexander G
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Peter W
11 May 2017|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
I have seen tour busses there, personally I feel renting a car and driving up to the punch bowl (National Cemetery) on your own is a much better option. You get the feel of the land much better that way. Take as much time as... More
22 September 2016|
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to the public. It is a National Cemetery.
30 July 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous flower shops that are right down the road in Chinatown that has beautiful flower arrangements. Safeway is also down the street at the corner of King and Pali. Nothing is sold on site.