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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
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The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars -...

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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a very sad place.

We were driven around the Cemetery in a bus with a very good guide, who gave us a lot of information. We were not allowed to walk around the Cemetery, not sure if this is allowed... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were driven around the Cemetery in a bus with a very good guide, who gave us a lot of information. We were not allowed to walk around the Cemetery, not sure if this is allowed or not. However, a guided tour in a bus is well worth the experience.

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth the drive up to see the cemetery which forms such a part of WW11 history. Most Arizona Tours include this in their itinerary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit when coming to Honolulu. Come and pay your respects to the heroes of our country. Take your time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were keen to visit so looked online for information on which buses would take us there. Got off the Trolley at the art gallery and walked the route we had planned out to get the number 4 bus. Unfortunately we had just missed a bus so had about 35minutes to wait for another one. A strange man came to... More 

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Butler, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely spot in the heart of Honolulu, particularly during a tour that had just included the Pearl Harbor visit. Would love to have seen it years go in its natural state.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a bus tour for the USS Arizona/USS Missouri, this was 1 of our stops. Was a lil Dissappointed we couldn't get out & spend a few minutes there, but yet our driver(KeNoa Tours- "Cousin Bobby") seemed to understand & took his time. The day we were there we were honored to see the flags at 1/2ast as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an easily-reached site if you have a car, and it offers wonderful views of Diamond Head, downtown Waikiki (the beach is hidden by the buildings) and Downtown Honolulu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was amazing and peaceful; providing time to reflect on the sacrifice many men and women have made for others. The area has great viewpoints of the city skyline without the majority of the noise. Great stop.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful space is so moving and so reverent. Take time to walk around and read all the etchings on the marble. Read about the people, visit the chapel and drive around. You may even see a military funeral service. Pay respect to all the amazing people who gave everything.

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Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific sits overlooking the city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The grounds are well maintained and offer visitors the opportunity to remember and honor those who have gone from this life. The Monkey Pod trees stretch like a canopy over the grass where headstones are aligned in rows. The road... More 

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