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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
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a lovely reflective and contemplative place. The beautifully laid out gravestones and wonderful Chinese banyan trees flanking the main lawn were magnificent.

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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the memorial in with our Pearl Harbor tour. The views from the road up to the gates are enough to make the visit anyway. You can get some great shots of the Honolulu, Waikiki and Diamond Head skyline. Once inside the National Memorial...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

It's a nice drive up to the cemetery and very nice area to remember those lost. The views are pretty good from the gate as well.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Awesome quietness, perfectly manicured grounds, tucked away, you need a guide, we missed this place on a previous trip, but feel enriched by this visit. rest in peace has real meaning here. If you miss this place you are the poorer person !

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

This was included as part of our Pearl Harbour tour, it was two days after memorial day and the graves were awash of American flags, was pretty amazing . I'm glad we did this with a guide as we learnt a little history along the...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Aloha, Taking visitors here is always amazing to me, quiet clean, lots of respect to ohanaʻs. Coming here since I was a keiki, they added 2 new areas that are amazing and give us more information on the Vietnam War. Something for Hawaii to be...More

Thank Chickie73
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

What a wonderful tribute to those who served. Go to the top and you will have an amazing view of Honolulu. Take the time to read the tributes and history.

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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We were on Memorial Day. While this cemetery is not what you imagine a nation cemetery to be with the uniform white headstones, on Memorial Day they were all marked with flags, a big ceremony and a missing man formation fly over. The cemetery itself...More

Thank sea6606
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Beautiful remembrance. We were on a tour and thus only drove through the grounds. Wish we could have gotten out. Still, very worth the time and visit.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Located in Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific was established in 1949. This peaceful, picturesque location is the final resting place of over 54,000 Veterans and their dependents. The noted civilian war correspondent Ernie Pyle, the original Iwo Jima flag...More

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Peter W
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Response from shelly160460 | Reviewed this property |
guided tours are brill
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joannie524
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.
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MycornerofTexas
30 July 2016|
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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.
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