We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
+1 808-532-3720
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Half-Day Pearl Harbor City Tour from Waikiki
More Info
and up
Day at Pearl Harbor Tour
More Info
and up
Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and Punchbowl from Kauai
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“punch bowl” (357 reviews)
“buried here” (92 reviews)
“resting place” (90 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:30
2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
+1 808-532-3720
Write a Review
Reviews (2,513)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,513 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have to say this is the most breathtaking military cemeteries I have ever visited. The honor and dignity that's shown here is by far the best I've ever seen. I do a lot of military funerals and with that I have to go to...More

Thank STL3141983
Reviewed 2 days ago

such an honor to have this on our island. worth the drive, though hard to find as it is tucked among a very old residential neighborhood with no modern urban planning. worth the drive, the views are spectacular but PLEASE be respectful. saw a visitors...More

Thank 808Honeygirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

As large buses weren't able to stop we only did a slow drive through but it looked very peaceful and well kept.

Thank Hubba2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a beautiful, solemn and peaceful place. The view is spectacular, take the time to walk around and truly enjoy lots of hidden jams.

Thank Terra P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this tour very emotional and patriotic. The cemetery has a bald eagle image in the middle of thousands of fallen heroes. A beautiful sight.

Thank littlenlo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Punchbowl is a beautiful resting place for those who gave of themselves so that America might remain free from oppression. The wall murals of the Pacific campaign in WWII were very informative.

Thank Judi T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Better known over there as the Punch Bowl this is a great place to have a history lesson and get a feel of what took place on December 7th 1941. Freedom is not free !

Thank prchase60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Words can't describe how beautiful this is. From the words on all the panels to the landscape. A wonderful setting for a cemetery! Diffinently recommend!

Thank ltpparrot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken through during a tour and it was beautiful. We went over Memorial Day weekend and the Boy Scouts of America put leis and a flag on each and every headstone. It was absolutely beautiful.

Thank jcerrone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another really moving place as you view the perfectly groomed grounds and follow the beautifully displayed stories on the walls. This is a lace that honours brave people and done so well.

Thank TCFriends
Nearby Restaurants
Burgers and Things
20 reviews
.79 km away
Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe
65 reviews
1.03 km away
Dew Drop Inn
49 reviews
1.24 km away
Zippy's Restaurant
26 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Honolulu Museum of Art
976 reviews
1.06 km away
Foster Botanical Gardens
384 reviews
1.17 km away
Hawaii State Art Museum
99 reviews
1.25 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Peter W
Hi; Are there guided tours & if so how much, how often ? Are you able to hire motorised transport eg golf cart What is best way for transport to & from Cemetry
11 May 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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
Can we see it without being on a tour?
22 September 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to the public. It is a National Cemetery.
Can one purchase Flowers to place at a grave site at the cemetery itself? If not, does anyone know if there are any flower stops close by? Regards
30 July 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Will G | 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.